[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2019)]
[Page 6135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-03224]



United States Patent and Trademark Office

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; ``Madrid Protocol''

    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.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.
    Title: Madrid Protocol.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0051.
    Form Number(s):
 TEAS Global Form
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 14,691 responses per year.
    Average Hours Per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately between 20 minutes (0.33 hours) and seventy-
five minutes (1.25 hours) to complete the information in this 
collection. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, 
prepare the forms or documents, and submit the completed request to the 
    Burden Hours: 4878.97 hours per year.
    Cost Burden: $12,182,379.50 per year.
    Needs and Uses:
    The public uses this collection to submit applications for 
international registration and related requests to the USPTO under the 
Madrid Protocol. 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 international 
trademark rights. The information is available at USPTO facilities and 
is also accessible through the USPTO website.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory 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-
00## information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records and Information Governance 
Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, United States 
Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent on or before March 28, 2019 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,
Chief, Records and Information Governance Branch, Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer, USPTO.
[FR Doc. 2019-03224 Filed 2-25-19; 8:45 am]