[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 72 (Thursday, April 16, 2009)]
[Pages 17632-17633]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-8738]



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: Madrid Protocol.
    Form Number(s): PTO-2131, PTO-2132, PTO-2133.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0051.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 1,347 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 5,330 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately 15 minutes (0.25 hours) to one hour to complete 
the information in this collection, including the time to gather the 
necessary information, prepare the forms or documents, and submit the 
completed request.
    Needs and Uses: The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty that 
allows a trademark owner to seek registration in any of the 
participating countries by filing a single international application. 
The public uses this collection to submit applications for 
international registration and related requests to the USPTO under the 
Madrid Protocol. This collection includes electronic forms for filing 
the Application for International Registration (PTO-2131), Subsequent 
Designation (PTO-2132), and Response to Notice of Irregularity (PTO-
2133) online through the USPTO Web site.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.

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    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: eop.gov">Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov.
    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 ``0651-0051 
Madrid Protocol 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, Administrative Management Group, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before May 18, 2009 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail at eop.gov">Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Administrative Management Group.
[FR Doc. E9-8738 Filed 4-15-09; 8:45 am]