16 CFR Parts 500-503: Rules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act ("FPLA" or "Act") #00013

Submission Number:
00013
Commenter:
Ranka A. Sarich
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Parts 500-503: Rules, Regulations, Statements of General Policy or Interpretation and Exemptions Under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act ("FPLA" or "Act")
Matter Number:

R411015

Subject: Star-up Company requires your Help

Dear Federal Trade Commission:

I am a small enterprise, start-up company. I have downloaded your invaluable manual named,
Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements Under the Textile and Wool Acts.

I am in the very early stage to perhaps trademark to the United States Patent and Trademark Office trademarks (under Classification Code 9 Protective textiles), for the consumer and institutional markets specifically, textiles of variable strengths (measured from an electronics measurement lab) for the protection from electromagnetic fields emitted from laptops and similar electronic devices.

I had to call multiple labs across the United States to ask do they test textiles for this and all had said no, except for one near our home in Tigard, Oregon.

However I fear I do not have a viable trademark to make claim for "protection", certainly without more assistance from the Federal Trade Commission as to how make such claim for the safety and viability of lab testing without any approval from perhaps your respected office.

I have tested variable textilesI have brought from China, and they have different strengths of protection: Some Textiles have measured 20 times more protection than regular textiles some have measured 500 times more strength than regular textiles, some enough to stop cell phone transmissions when wrapped around the actual cell phone, and Chinese people use some textiles to wear to aide in proper health for maternity protection when using electronics devices, I would like to make such claims but will not, until I can first discuss these matters with all of you.

The safety to wear textiles with conductive metals concerns me and need you help on this matter, does anyone in your office have any experience with this, if so please advise. I also have designed removable lined protective textiles into backpack that are non wearable, i.e. non-garments, only in prototype stage, and again will not market until I may have assistance from your very experienced people. For sure one thing I do know, is that I will not start anything before I consult with you as it is very fascinating to learn so much from your website.

Kind Regards,

Ranka A. Sarich
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