[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 223 (Thursday, November 19, 2015)]
[Pages 72421-72422]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-29525]



Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Madrid Protocol''

    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, Commerce.
    Title: Madrid Protocol.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0051.
    Form Number(s):
     TEAS Global Form
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 16,557.
    Average Hours per Response: The responses in this collection should 
take an average of 17.8 minutes to complete, with response times 
ranging from 17 minutes to 75 minutes depending upon the instrument 
    Burden Hours: 4,918.45 hours annually.
    Cost Burden: $2,175,480.36.
    Needs and Uses: The Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement 
Concerning the International Registration of Marks (``Madrid 
Protocol'') is an international treaty that allows a trademark owner to 
seek registration in any of the participating countries by filing a 
single international application. An international application 
submitted through the USPTO must be based on an active U.S. application 
or registration and must be filed by the owner of the application or 
registration. The public uses this collection to submit applications 
for international registration and related requests to the USPTO under 
the Madrid Protocol.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    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 reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 
Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Further information may be requested by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0051 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, 
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 December 21, 2015 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. 

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    Dated: November 13, 2015.
Rhonda Foltz,
Director, Office of Information Management Services, USPTO, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-29525 Filed 11-18-15; 8:45 am]