[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 218 (Monday, November 10, 2008)]
[Pages 66602-66603]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26697]



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: Patent and Trademark Financial Transactions.
    Form Number(s): PTO-2038, PTO-2231, PTO-2232, PTO-2233, PTO-2234, 
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0043.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 49,795 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 1,647,133 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately two to six minutes (0.03 to 0.10 hours) to gather 
the necessary information, prepare the appropriate form or document, 
and submit the completed request.
    Needs and Uses: Under 35 U.S.C. 41 and 15 U.S.C. 1113, as 
implemented in 37 CFR 1.16-1.28, 2.6-2.7, and 2.206-2.209, the USPTO 
charges fees for processing and other services related to patents, 
trademarks, and information products. Customers may submit payments to 
the USPTO by several methods, including credit card, deposit account, 
electronic funds transfer (EFT), and paper check transactions. The 
public uses this collection to pay patent and trademark fees by credit 
card, establish and manage USPTO deposit accounts, request refunds, and 
set up user profiles. The USPTO uses this collection to process credit 
card payments, handle deposit account requests, issue refunds, and 
provide user accounts for EFT and other financial transactions.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other 
for-profits, and not-for-profit institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: [email protected].
    Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     E-mail: [email protected]. Include ``0651-0043 
Patent and Trademark Financial Transactions 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

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Division, 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 December 10, 2008 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail at [email protected], or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: November 3, 2008.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Customer Information Services Group, Public Information Services 
 [FR Doc. E8-26697 Filed 11-7-08; 8:45 am]