[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 79 (Monday, April 25, 2022)]
[Page 24284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-08725]

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Patent and Trademark Office

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

    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 February 9, 2022 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: Madrid Protocol.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0051.
    Needs and Uses: This collection of information is required by the 
Trademark Act of 1946, 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. The Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement 
Concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol) is 
an international treaty that allows a trademark owner to seek 
registration in any of the participating countries by filing a single 
international application. The International Bureau (IB) of the World 
Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, 
administers the international registration system. The Madrid Protocol 
Implementation Act of 2002 amended the Trademark Act to provide that: 
(1) The owner of a U.S. application or registration may seek protection 
of its mark in any of the participating countries by submitting a 
single international application through the USPTO and (2) the holder 
of an international registration may request an extension of protection 
of the international registration to the United States. The Madrid 
Protocol came into effect in the United States on November 2, 2003, and 
is implemented under 15 U.S.C. 1141 et seq. and 37 CFR parts 2 and 7. 
Individuals and businesses that use or intend to use such marks in 
commerce may file an application to register the marks with the USPTO. 
Both the register and the information provided in pending applications 
for registration can be accessed by the public in order to determine 
the availability of a mark and lessen the likelihood of initiating the 
use of a mark previously adopted by another.
 PTO/1663 (Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse of 
Mark in Commerce Under Section 71)
 PTO/1683 (Combined Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable 
Nonuse and Incontestability Under Sections 71 and 15)
 PTO/2131 (Application for International Registration)
 PTO/2132 (Application for Subsequent Designation)
 PTO/2133 (Response to Notice of Irregularity)
 PTO/2314 (Replacement Request)
 PTO/2315 (Transformation Request)
 PTO/2316 (Petition to Director to Review Denial of 
Certification of International Application)
 PTO/2317 (Petition to Director for an International 
    Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 54,082 respondents.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 54,082 responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that the responses 
in this information collection will take the public between 40 minutes 
(0.66 hours) and 75 minutes (1.25 hours) to complete. This includes the 
time to gather the necessary information, create the document, and 
submit the completed request to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 48,671 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Non-Hourly Cost Burden: 
    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 0651-0051.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0051 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. 2022-08725 Filed 4-22-22; 8:45 am]