[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 52 (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)]
[Page 15102]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05877]



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. Chapter 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0040.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 15,524 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 76,017 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the 
public approximately 10 to 30 minutes (0.17 to 0.50 hours) to complete 
the submission, depending on the request. This includes time to gather 
the necessary information, prepare the petitions, notices, extensions, 
or additional papers, and submit the completed request to the USPTO, 
depending on the complexity of the situation.
    Needs and Uses: This information is required by the Trademark Act 
of 1946, Sections 13, 14, and 20, 15 U.S.C. 1063, 1064, and 1070, 
respectively. 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. This 
information is important to the public, as both common law trademark 
owners and Federal trademark registrants must actively protect their 
own rights. This collection includes the information needed by the 
USPTO to review the various types of petitions to cancel the 
registration of a mark, notices of opposition to the registration of a 
mark, extensions of time to file an opposition, appeals, and other 
papers filed in connection with inter partes and ex parte proceedings.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits or non-profit 
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    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-
0040 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 April 17, 2014 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. 

    Dated: March 12, 2014.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-05877 Filed 3-17-14; 8:45 am]