File No. 893.54/314.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Reinsch.

No. 273.]

Sir: The Department has received your despatch No. 554, dated February 27, 1915, with enclosures thereto, in regard to Japanese imitations of American trade-marks in China, and in accordance with your suggestion therein is again calling to the attention of the Secretary of Commerce the advisability of informing American exporters of the expediency of registering their trade-marks in the Trade-mark Office at Tokyo.

Copies of your despatches on this subject are also being sent to the Secretary of the Interior for the information of the Commissioner of Patents.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing.