[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 145 (Tuesday, July 29, 2014)]
[Page 44011]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17870]



Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office.

ACTION: Notice and comment request.


SUMMARY: 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: Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney 
Representation (Trademarks).
    Form Number(s): PTO Forms 2196 and 2201.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0056.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 10,540 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 108,940 responses per year. Of this total, 
the USPTO estimates that 103,751 responses will be submitted through 
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the 
public approximately 5 to 30 minutes (0.084 to 0.50 hours) to complete 
this information, depending on the document being submitted. This 
includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the 
requests, and submit them to the USPTO. The time estimates shown 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 public uses the information in this collection 
to appoint attorneys and domestic representatives to act on their 
behalf in the prosecution of their applications, to revoke those same 
appointments, to request permission to withdraw as the attorney of 
record or domestic representative, and to request replacement of the 
attorney of record with another already-appointed attorney. The USPTO 
uses the collected information to process the requests.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.
    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-
0056 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Margaret McElrath, Deputy Director, Office of 
Information Management Services, 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 28, 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. Fraser.

    Dated: July 23, 2014.
Margaret McElrath,
Deputy Director, Office of Information Management Services, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-17870 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]