Mr. Wharton to Mr. von Holleben.
Washington, March 10, 1892.
Sir: Referring to Mr. von Munini’s note of November 3, 1891, submitting a proposed arrangement between the United States and Germany for the reciprocal protection of patents and trade-marks, I have now the honor to inclose for your information a copy of a report from F. A. Seely, Chief Examiner of the United States Patent Office, which has been forwarded to the Department with a letter from the Acting Secretary of the Interior, of the 2d instant, under his approval. It will be observed that the Acting Secretary agrees to the proposed treaty with the exception of article 3, and explains why that can not be accepted by this Government in its present form. In lieu of it he offers a substitute. A proposition for an additional article is also made with explanations as to the necessity for it.
For your further information I inclose a copy of the treaty* as proposed and will thank you for any information that you may be able to [Page 215] impart as to its acceptance in its present form by the Government of Germany.
Upon receipt of a favorable response from you I shall lose no time in having the treaty engrossed for signature.
Accept, sir, etc.,