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The Postal Service is publishing notice that it has amended its Administrative Support Manual to include policy and information about the Postal Service's licensing policy and program.


The amendments to the Administrative Support Manual (ASM) are effective when published in the Postal Bulletin (issue 22082) on August 8, 2002.


Parties interested in reviewing these amendments may find them online at​cpim/​ftp/​bulletin/​pb.htm.

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Maria Pell, Senior Licensing Specialist, 202-268-6745.

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Discussion of Amendments

The Postal Service is adding ASM subchapter 66, Licensing, to include the Postal Service's licensing policy and Start Printed Page 52503information about the licensing program. Specifically, we:

  • Added ASM section 333.647 to include a reference to the licensing policy in section 333.6, Endorsement of Nonpostal Products, Services, or Business. The reference is to remind employees to refer to and follow the appropriate policy if a company approaches them about manufacturing or distributing merchandise bearing USPS marks.
  • Added ASM part 661 to include the responsibilities and authority of the Licensing group.
  • Added ASM section 662.1, to describe the requirements of the licensing program as it relates to Postal Service employees making official purchases of merchandise that display a Postal Service trademark, stamp design, or other pictorial or graphic image that the Postal Service owns or uses.
  • Added ASM section 662.2 to provide the definition of officially-licensed merchandise.
  • Included a licensing handbook for Postal Service employees who work in the field [Licensing: Field Handbook of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)] and a list of the Postal Service's licensees, which will be updated monthly in the Postal Bulletin.
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Stanley F. Mires,

Chief Counsel, Legislative.

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[FR Doc. 02-20392 Filed 8-9-02; 8:45 am]