[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 25, 2017)]
[Page 34506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15496]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Responses to Office 
Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms''

    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: Responses to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Form.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0050.
Form Number(s):


    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 472,301 respondents per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public between 10 minutes (0.16 hours) and 45 minutes (0.75 hours), 
depending on the complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary 
information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the 
information required for this collection.
    Burden Hours: 266,184 hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $109,135,440.00.
    Needs and Uses: 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's Web site. Additionally, the USPTO provides 
the information to other entities, including Patent and Trademark 
Resource Centers (PTRCs). The PTRCs maintain the information for use by 
the public.
    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 can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0050 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 August 24, 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. 2017-15496 Filed 7-24-17; 8:45 am]