[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 127 (Monday, July 2, 2012)]
[Page 39222]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16091]



United States 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. 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Trademark Petitions.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0061.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 1,689 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 2,135 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to one hour to complete 
the collections of information described in this submission, depending 
on the nature of the information. This includes time to gather the 
necessary information, prepare the documents, and submit the 
information to the USPTO.
    Needs and Uses: The information is used by the public for a variety 
of private business purposes related to establishing and enforcing 
trademark rights.
    Information relating to the registration of a trademark is made 
publicly available by the USPTO. The release of information in a letter 
of protest is controlled and may be available upon request only.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other 
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: [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:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0061 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 August 1, 2012 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to [email protected], or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

    Dated: June 27, 2012.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-16091 Filed 6-29-12; 8:45 am]