[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 244 (Thursday, December 21, 2017)]
[Page 60589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27477]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request on; ``Applications for 
Trademark Registration''

    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: Applications for Trademark Registration.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0009.
    Form Number(s):

 PTO Form 1478
 PTO Form 1479
 PTO Form 1480
 PTO Form 1481
 PTO Form 1482

    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 437,599 responses per year.
    Average Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the 
public between approximately 23 minutes (0.38 hours) to 35 minutes 
(0.58 hours) to complete this information, depending on the 
application. This includes the time to gather the necessary 
information, prepare the application, and submit the complete request 
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: 205,854.64 hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $109,770,653 per year.
    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 website. 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.
    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 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-
0009 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 January 22, 2018 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. 2017-27477 Filed 12-20-17; 8:45 am]