[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 171 (Thursday, September 4, 2014)]
[Pages 52637-52638]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21047]



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: Substantive Submissions Made During the Prosecution of the 
Trademark Application.
    Form Number(s): PTO-1553, 1581, 2194, 2195, 2200, 2202.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-0054.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Burden: 63,981 hours annually.
    Number of Respondents: 292,706 responses per year.
    Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO expects that it will take the 
public approximately 5 to 30 minutes (0.08 to 0.50 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

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marks, collective trademarks and servicemarks, collective membership 
marks, and certification marks. Individuals and businesses that use or 
intend to use such marks in commerce may file an application to 
register their marks with the USPTO. Such individuals and businesses 
may also submit various communications to the USPTO, including 
providing additional information needed to process a request to delete 
a particular filing basis from an application or to divide an 
application identifying multiple goods and/or services into two or more 
separate applications. Applicants may seek a six-month extension of 
time to file a statement that the mark is in use in commerce or submit 
a petition to revive an application that abandoned for failure to 
submit a timely response to an office action or a timely statement of 
use or extension request. In some circumstances, an applicant may 
expressly abandon an application by filing a written request for 
withdrawal of the application. The rules implementing the Trademark Act 
are set forth in 37 CFR Part 2.
    The forms in this collection are available in electronic format 
through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).
    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 available at USPTO facilities and can also be accessed at the USPTO 
Web site.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    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-
0054 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, 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 October 6, 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: August 27, 2014.
Marcie Lovett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-21047 Filed 9-3-14; 8:45 am]