[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 133 (Thursday, July 10, 2008)]
[Pages 39677-39678]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-15681]



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).

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    Title: Post Registration (Trademark Processing).
    Form Number(s): PTO Forms 1553, 1583, 1597, 1963 and 4.16.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0055.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 6,689 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 106,030 responses.
    Avg. Hours per Response: 3 to 30 minutes (0.05 to 0.50 hours). This 
includes time to gather the necessary information, create the 
documents, and mail the completed request. The time estimates shown 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: 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. The information is available at USPTO facilities and also can 
be accessed at the USPTO Web site. Additionally, the USPTO provides the 
information to other entities, including Patent and Trademark 
Depository Libraries (PTDLs). The PTDLs maintain the information for 
use by the public.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit; not-for-profit institutions.
    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 methods:
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include ``0651-0055 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 August 11, 2008 to David 
Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, 
725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: July 2, 2008.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services 
[FR Doc. E8-15681 Filed 7-9-08; 8:45 am]