[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 177 (Thursday, September 16, 2021)]
[Pages 51655-51656]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-19996]



 Patent and Trademark Office

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Trademark Petitions

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
the following information collection request to the 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 May 3, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
    Title: Trademark Petitions.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0061.
    Forms Numbers:

 PTO 2303 (Letter of Protest)
 PTO 2304 (Request to Make Special)
 PTO 2305 (Response to Petition to Director Inquiry Letter)
 PTO 2306 (Petition to Make Special)
 PTO 2307 (Request to Restore Filing Date)
 PTO 2308 (Request for Reinstatement)

    Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,221 respondents per year.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 6,221 responses per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the 
public between 40 minutes (0.67 hours) to 75 minutes (1.25 hours), 
depending on the complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary 
information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the 
information to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 6,953 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $393,875.
    Needs and Uses: The public uses this information collection for a 
variety of private business purposes related to establishing and 
enforcing trademark rights. The USPTO uses the information described in 
this information collection to process letters of protest, requests to 
make special, responses to petition inquiry letters, petitions to make 
special, requests to restore a filing date, and requests for 
reinstatement. Information relating to the registration of a trademark 
is made publicly available by the USPTO. The release of information in 
a letter of protest is controlled and may be available upon request 
    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 

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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 0651-0061.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0061 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. 2021-19996 Filed 9-15-21; 8:45 am]