[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 184 (Monday, September 25, 2017)]
[Pages 44584-44585]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-20368]



United States Patent and Trademark Office

Submissions for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Submissions 
Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation 

    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: Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney 
Representation (Trademarks).
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0056.
    Form Number(s):

 PTO Form 2196
 PTO Form 2201

    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 84,291 per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately between 5 minutes (0.08 hours) to 30 minutes 
(0.50 hours) to complete this information, depending on the complexity 
of the document. This includes the time to gather the necessary 
information, prepare the request, 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.
    Burden Hours: 7,840.77 hours.
    Cost Burden: $82.81 (postage costs).
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO needs the information described in this 
collection to manage the various actions concerning the appointments 
and retention of attorneys and domestic representatives for trademark 
applications. The information in this collection is also a matter of 
public record and is utilized by the public for a variety of private 
business purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark 
rights. The information is accessible online, through the USPTO Web 
site, as well as through various USPTO facilities. Additionally, the 
USPTO provides the information to the public through the Patent and 
Trademark Depository Library (PTDLs) System.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
institutions; individuals.
    Frequency: On occasion.

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    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 www.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-
0056 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 Officer, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before October 25, 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. 2017-20368 Filed 9-22-17; 8:45 am]