I move that the Board instruct the National Coordinator to immediately prepare an application for the Service Mark "The USGenWeb Project" on behalf of the project, and to file the application with the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (PTO)as soon as funds are available.
I further move that the National Coordinator be instructed to use the name "The USGenWeb Project" whereever possible in the application and where the name of an individual is required he be authorized to use his own name or the name of the current Representative-at-Large, as appropriate.
I further move that the National Coordinator be instructed to request Linda Lewis to communicate with the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office stating she has no objection to our application.
I further move that the National Coordinator be instructed to keep the Board apprised on a day-to-day basis of the progress in preparing the application and that he be instructed to immediately consult with the Board in regard to any difficulties and/or delays in preparing the application. Additionally, once the application is submitted the National Coordinator shall keep the Board apprised on a regular basis of the progress of the application and of any additional communications to or from the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office.
These actions are taken with the understanding that monies will be collected privately to cover the costs of the application.