[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 18, 2017)]
[Page 48496]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22620]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Substantive 
Submissions Made During the Prosecution of the Trademark Application

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) 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: Substantive Submissions Made During the Prosecution of the 
Trademark Application.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0054.
    Form Number(s):

 PTO 1553
 PTO 1581
 PTO 2194
 PTO 2195
 PTO 2200
 PTO 2202

    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Number of Annual Respondents: 374,972 responses.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO expects that it will take the 
public approximately 10 to 35 minutes (0.17 to 0.58 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).
    Burden Hours: 101,400.37 hours annually.
    Cost Burden: $42,650,873.51.
    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 marks, collective trademarks and 
service marks, 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; not-for-profit 
institutions; individuals.
    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-
0054 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 November 17, 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. 2017-22620 Filed 10-17-17; 8:45 am]