[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 102 (Wednesday, May 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30556-30557]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12188]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the 
following proposal for collection of information under the provisions 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Response to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms.
    Form Number(s): PTO 1771, 1822, 1957, 1960, and 1966.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0050.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 132,122 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 271,783 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately 10 to 40 minutes (0.17 to 0.67 hours) to complete 
the submission, depending on the request. This includes time to gather 
the necessary information, prepare the responses, substitute 
applications, amendments, petitions, or additional papers, and submit 
the completed request to the USPTO, depending on the complexity of the 
situation.
    Needs and Uses: This information is required by the Trademark Act 
of 1946, Sections 1, 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 23, 26, 27, 44, and, 60, 15 
U.S.C. 1051, 1053, 1054, 1056, 1061, 1062, 1091, 1094, 1095, 1126 and 
1141, respectively. The information in this collection is a matter of 
public record and is used by the public for a variety of private 
business purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark 
rights. This information is important to the public, as both common-law 
trademark owners and Federal trademark registrants must actively 
protect their own rights. This collection includes the information 
needed by the USPTO to review the various types of responses, 
substitute applications, amendments, petitions and other papers filed 
in connection with applications for registration.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits or non-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov.
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
www.reginfo.gov.
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0050 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before June 27, 2014 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to

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Nicholas_A_Fraser@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to 
the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: May 21, 2014.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-12188 Filed 5-27-14; 8:45 am]
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