[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 230 (Monday, November 30, 2020)]
[Pages 76540-76541]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-26349]



Patent and Trademark Office

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Trademark Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding 
Attorney Representation

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of 
publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this 
information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on September 29, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce.
    Title: Trademark Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding 
Attorney Representation.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0056.
    Form Number(s):

 PTO Form 2201 (TEAS Request for Withdrawal as Attorney of 
Record/Update of USPTO's Database After Power of Attorney Ends)
 PTO Form 2300 (TEAS Change Address or Representation Form)

    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 204,323 respondents per year.
    Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public between 12 minutes (0.2 hours) and 1 hour to complete a 
response, depending upon the complexity of the situation. This includes 
the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate 
documents, and submit the completed response to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 50,437 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $1,369.
    Needs and Uses: The USPTO administers 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 regarding their pending applications or 
registered trademarks, including providing additional information 
needed to process a pending application, filing amendments to the 
applications, or filing the papers necessary to keep a trademark in 
force. In the majority of circumstances, individuals and businesses 
retain attorneys to handle these matters. As such, these parties may 
also submit

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communications to the USPTO regarding the appointment of attorneys to 
represent applicants or registrants in the application and post-
registration processes or, in the case of applicants or registrants who 
are not domiciled in the United States, the appointment of domestic 
representatives on whom may be served notices of process in proceedings 
affecting the mark, the revocation of an attorney's or domestic 
representative's appointment, and requests for permission to withdraw 
from representation.
    Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of 
Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for this information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the information collection or 
the OMB Control Number 0651-0056.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0056 information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313- 1450.

Kimberly Hardy,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2020-26349 Filed 11-27-20; 8:45 am]