[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 101 (Friday, May 26, 2017)]
[Pages 24307-24308]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10759]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Trademark Trial and 
Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions

    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: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0040.
    Form Number(s):

 PTO 2120
 PTO 2151
 PTO 2153
 PTO 2188
 PTO 2189
 PTO 2190

    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Respondents: 78,000 per year.
    Average Hours per Response: Between 10 minutes (0.17 hours) and 30 
minutes (0.5 hours) to gather the necessary information, prepare the 
materials, and to submit it to the USPTO, depending upon the instrument 
    Burden Hours: 15,997.67 hours.
    Cost Burden: $5,744,000.00.
    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; not-for-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

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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 can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0040 copy request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Division Director, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before June 26, 2017 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. 

Marcie Lovett,
Records and Information Governance Division Director, OCTO, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-10759 Filed 5-25-17; 8:45 am]