[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 69 (Monday, April 11, 2011)]
[Pages 19977-19978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-8502]



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: Response to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms 
(formerly Electronic Response to Office Action and Preliminary 
Amendment Forms).
    Form Number(s): PTO-1960, 1957, 1966, 1771, 1822.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0050.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 96,752 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 224,183 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO expects that it will take the 
public approximately 10 minutes (0.17 hours) to 35 minutes (0.58 hours) 
to gather the necessary information, create the document, and submit 
the completed request, depending upon the type of request and the 
method of submission (electronic or paper).
    Needs and Uses: This collection of information is required by the 
Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq., which provides for the Federal 
registration of trademarks, service marks, collective trademarks and 
servicemarks, collective membership marks, and certification marks. 
Individuals and businesses that use such marks, or intend to use such 
marks, in interstate commerce may file an application to register their 
marks with the USPTO. In some cases, the USPTO issues Office Actions to 
applicants requesting missing information, or advising applicants of 
the refusal to register the mark. Applicants may also supplement their 
applications by providing further information voluntarily in the form 
of a Voluntary Amendment.
    The information in this collection is a matter of public record and 
is used by

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the public for a variety of private business purposes related to 
establishing and enforcing trademark rights. The information is 
available at USPTO facilities and can also be accessed at the USPTO Web 
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    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-
0050 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, 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 May 11, 2011 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail to [email protected], or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: April 6, 2011.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-8502 Filed 4-8-11; 8:45 am]