[Federal Register: August 3, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 147)]
[Notices]               
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    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 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    Title: Trademark Petitions.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Agency Approval Number: 0651-00xx.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Burden: 862 hours.
    Number of Respondents: 953 responses.
    Avg. Hours per Response: 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to one hour. This 
includes time to gather the necessary information, create the 
documents, and submit the completed request to the USPTO.
    Needs and Uses: The information described in this collection is 
used by the public for a variety of private

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business purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark 
rights. 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 only.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: Nicholas_A._
Fraser@omb.eop.gov.
    Once submitted, the request will be publically available in 
electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at 
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.reginfo.gov.
    Paper copies can be obtained by:
     E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-0060 
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application copy 
request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 571-273-0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. 
Fawcett.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Administrative Management Group, U.S. 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 September 2, 2009 to Nicholas A. 
Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail at Nicholas_A._
Fraser@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5167, marked to the attention 
of Nicholas A. Fraser.

Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Administrative Management Group.
[FR Doc. E9-18357 Filed 7-31-09; 8:45 am]

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