[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 82 (Thursday, April 30, 2009)]
[Pages 19930-19931]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9908]



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: Post Registration (Trademark Processing).
    Form Number(s): PTO Forms 1553, 1583, 1597, 1963, 4.16.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0055.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 17,466 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 127,136 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 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

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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: 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 ``0651-0055 Post 
Registration (Trademark Processing) 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 June 1, 2009 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. 

Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Administrative Management Group.
[FR Doc. E9-9908 Filed 4-29-09; 8:45 am]