[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2018)]
[Page 37797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16508]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Post Registration 
(Trademark Processing)''

    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 1995 Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice includes adjustments 
to the collection showing an increase in the respondents and hourly 
burdens associated with recent approved fee adjustments.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
    Title: Post Registration (Trademark Processing).
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0055.
    Form Number(s):
 PTO Form 1563
 PTO Form 1573
 PTO Form 1583
 PTO Form 1597
 PTO Form 1963
 TEAS Global Form
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 220,272 responses per year.
    Average Hours Per Responses: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
between approximately 5 minutes (0.08 hours) and 1 hour to complete the 
information in this collection. This includes the time to gather the 
necessary information, create the documents, and submit the completed 
request to the USPTO.
    Burden Hours: 71,575.70 hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $63,862,183 per year.
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO uses the information described in this 
collection to process post registration submissions, which include 
declarations of continued use (or excusable non-use) of a mark in 
commerce and renewal applications, with the purpose of maintaining the 
quality of the trademark register. The information in this collection 
is used by the public for a variety of private business purposes 
related to establishing and enforcing trademark rights. The information 
collected is a matter of public record, and thus is available at USPTO 
facilities and on the USPTO 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-
0055 information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Catherine Cain, Attorney Advisor, Office of the 
Commissioner for Trademarks, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
PO Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before September 4, 2018 to 
[email protected], or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to 
the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser.

Marcie Lovett,
Director, Records and Information Governance Division, Office of the 
Chief Technology Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2018-16508 Filed 8-1-18; 8:45 am]