[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 113 (Wednesday, June 11, 2008)]
[Pages 33065-33066]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-13048]



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: Applications for Trademark Registration.
    Form Number(s): PTO Forms 4.8, 4.9, 1478, and 1478(a).
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0009.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 84,821 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 291,859 responses per year with an estimated 
279,692 responses filed electronically.
    Avg. Hours Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public between 15 to 23 minutes (0.25 to 0.38 hours) to complete the 
applications in this collection, depending on the form and the nature 
of the information. This includes the time to gather the necessary 
information, create the documents, and submit the completed 
application. The USPTO estimates that it takes slightly less time to 
complete the electronic counterparts of these forms. The time estimates 
for the electronic forms in this collection are based on the average 
amount of time needed to complete and electronically file the 
associated form.
    Needs and Uses: This collection of information is required by the 
Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq. and is implemented through the 
Trademark rules set forth in 37 CFR Part 2. It provides for the 
registration of trademarks, service marks, collective trademarks and 
service marks, collective membership marks, and certification marks. 
Individuals and businesses who use their marks or intend to use their 
marks in commerce may file an application with the USPTO to register 
their marks. The USPTO uses the information in this collection to 
determine whether the marks may be registered. This collection contains

[[Page 33066]]

three paper forms and six electronic forms that are available through 
the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). The information in 
this collection is available to the public.
    Affected Public: Primarily businesses or other for-profit 
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-3897.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by any of the following:
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include ``0651-0009 copy 
request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. 
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Customer Information Services Group, Public 
Information Services Division, U.S. 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 July 11, 2008 to David Rostker, 
OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: June 4, 2008.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services 
 [FR Doc. E8-13048 Filed 6-10-08; 8:45 am]