Trademark Petitions, 23168-23169 [E9-11534]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 23168 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 94 / Monday, May 18, 2009 / Notices Administrator, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 2077–S, Stop 0235, Washington, DC 20250–0235; Facsimile: (202) 720–0016. E-mail: robert.keeney@usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Stanziani, Designated Federal Official; Phone: (202) 690–0182; E-mail: Pamela.stanziani@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to reestablish the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee for two years. The purpose of the Committee is to examine the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and provide suggestions and ideas to the Secretary on how USDA can tailor its programs to better meet the fruit and vegetable industry’s needs. The Deputy Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s Fruit and Vegetable Programs will serve as the Committee’s Executive Secretary. Representatives from USDA mission areas and agencies affecting the fruit and vegetable industry will be called upon to participate in the Committee’s meetings as determined by the Committee Chairperson. Industry members will be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and serve 2-year terms. Membership will consist of up to twenty-five (25) members who represent the fruit and vegetable industry and will include individuals representing fruit and vegetable growers/shippers, wholesalers, brokers, retailers, processors, fresh cut processors, foodservice suppliers, state agencies involved in organic and non-organic fresh fruits and vegetables at local, regional and national levels, state departments of agriculture, and trade associations. The members of the reestablished Committee will elect the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the Committee. In absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson will act in the Chairperson’s stead. The Secretary of Agriculture invites those individuals, organizations, and groups affiliated with the categories listed above to nominate individuals for membership on the reestablished Committee. Nominations should describe and document the proposed member’s qualifications for membership to the Committee, and list their name, title, address, telephone, and fax number. The Secretary of Agriculture seeks a diverse group of members representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:36 May 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 suggestions and ideas on how USDA can tailor its programs to meet the fruit and vegetable industry’s needs. Individuals who are nominated will receive necessary forms from USDA for membership. The biographical information and clearance forms must be completed and returned to USDA within 10 working days of notification, to expedite the clearance process that is required before selection of Committee members by the Secretary of Agriculture. Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to the Committee in accordance with USDA policies. To ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and limited resource agriculture producers. Dated: May 12, 2009. Robert C. Keeney, Acting Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–11494 Filed 5–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Petitions ACTION: New collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1955, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–00XX Trademark Petitions collection comment’’ 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, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Federal Rulemaking Portal: https:// ww.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the attention of Janis Long, Attorney Advisor, Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, by telephone at 571–272– 9573, or by e-mail at Janis.Long@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract The United States Patent and Trademark Office (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. Individuals and businesses may also submit various communications to the USPTO, including letters of protest and requests to make special. A letter of protest is an informal procedure whereby third parties who object to the registration of a mark in a pending application may submit evidence relevant to the registrability of the mark to the attention of the USPTO. A letter of protest should include an explanation of which application is being protested and relevant evidence to support the protest. A request to make special may be submitted where an applicant’s prior registration was cancelled due to the inadvertent failure to file a post registration maintenance document and should include an explanation of why special action is appropriate. The USPTO is proposing to include these two items in the inventory at this time because of a new method of submission that would standardize some formatting involving the electronic collection of this information. Both of these items are covered under 15 U.S.C. 1051. II. Method of Collection In order to provide filers with many of the benefits of electronic filing for a submission where a true electronic form does not currently exist within the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), the USPTO is creating a new form of submission in a ‘‘global’’ format. This new method of submission will allow the user to identify the type of document being filed by selecting from a drop-down list and then E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 23169 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 94 / Monday, May 18, 2009 / Notices uploading a document in either the JPG or PDF format. Applicants may also submit the information in paper form by mail, fax or hand delivery. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–00xx. Form Number: None. Type of Review: New information collection. Affected Public: Primarily business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 953 per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to 1 hour to gather the necessary information, create the document, and submit the completed request, depending on whether the information is submitted electronically or on paper. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 862 hours per year. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $267,220. The USPTO believes that associate attorneys will complete the information in this collection. The professional hourly rate for associate attorneys in private firms is $310. This is a fully-loaded hourly rate. Therefore, the USPTO estimates that the respondent cost burden for this collection will be approximately $267,220 per year. Item Estimated time for response TEAS Letter of Protest .............................................................................. Letter of Protest ......................................................................................... TEAS Request to Make Special ................................................................ Request to Make Special .......................................................................... 50 minutes ....................................... 1 hour .............................................. 30 minutes ....................................... 40 minutes ....................................... 463 462 14 14 384 462 7 9 Total .................................................................................................... .......................................................... 953 862 Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $209. There are no capital start-up, operation, maintenance or record keeping costs, nor are there filing fees associated with this information collection. Customers incur postage costs when submitting non-electronic information to the USPTO by mail through the United States Postal Service. The USPTO estimates that the majority of submissions for these paper forms are made via first class mail at a cost of 44 cents per submission. Therefore, the total estimated postage cost for this collection is $209 (476 responses x $0.44). cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:36 May 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 they will also become a matter of public record. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Administrative Management Group. [FR Doc. E9–11534 Filed 5–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Application No. 87–8A001] Export Trade Certificate of Review ACTION: Notice of Issuance (#87–8A001) of an Amended Export Trade Certificate of Review Issued to Independent Film and Television Alliance (formerly ‘‘American Film Marketing Association’’). SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Independent Film and Television Alliance (‘‘IFTA’’) on May 8, 2009. The Certificate has been amended seven times. The previous amendment was issued to IFTA on August 6, 2003, and published in the Federal Register August 13, 2003 (68 FR 48342). The original Export Trade Certificate of Review No. 87–00001 was issued to IFTA on April 10, 1987, and published in the Federal Register on April 17, 1987 (52 FR 12578). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Anspacher, Acting Director Office of Competition and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325 (2008). Export Trading Company Affairs is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the Department of Commerce to publish a summary of the certification in the Federal Register. Under Section 305(a) of the Act and 15 CFR 325.11(a), any person aggrieved by the Secretary’s determination may, within 30 days of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district court of the United States to set aside the determination on the ground that the determination is erroneous. Description of Amended Certificate: IFTA’s Export Trade Certificate of Review has been amended to: 1. Change the previous name of the Certificate holder from ‘‘American Film Marketing Association’’ to the current name, ‘‘Independent Film and Television Alliance’’; 2. Add the following companies as new Members of the Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.(1)): 111 Pictures Ltd, London, United Kingdom 2929 International, LLC, Beverly Hills, CA Action Concept Film und Stuntproduktion GmbH, Huerth/ Cologne, Germany Alpine Pictures, Inc., Burbank, CA American Cinema International, Van Nuys, CA E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 94 (Monday, May 18, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23168-23169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11534]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Trademark Petitions

ACTION: New collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part 
of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on this new information collection, as required 
by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1955, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 17, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: Susan.Fawcett@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-00XX 
Trademark Petitions collection comment'' 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, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 
22313-1450.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: https://ww.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the attention of Janis Long, Attorney Advisor, 
Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, United States Patent and 
Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, by 
telephone at 571-272-9573, or by e-mail at Janis.Long@uspto.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

I. Abstract

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (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. Individuals and businesses may also submit 
various communications to the USPTO, including letters of protest and 
requests to make special.
    A letter of protest is an informal procedure whereby third parties 
who object to the registration of a mark in a pending application may 
submit evidence relevant to the registrability of the mark to the 
attention of the USPTO. A letter of protest should include an 
explanation of which application is being protested and relevant 
evidence to support the protest. A request to make special may be 
submitted where an applicant's prior registration was cancelled due to 
the inadvertent failure to file a post registration maintenance 
document and should include an explanation of why special action is 
appropriate. The USPTO is proposing to include these two items in the 
inventory at this time because of a new method of submission that would 
standardize some formatting involving the electronic collection of this 
information. Both of these items are covered under 15 U.S.C. 1051.

II. Method of Collection

    In order to provide filers with many of the benefits of electronic 
filing for a submission where a true electronic form does not currently 
exist within the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), the 
USPTO is creating a new form of submission in a ``global'' format. This 
new method of submission will allow the user to identify the type of 
document being filed by selecting from a drop-down list and then

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uploading a document in either the JPG or PDF format. Applicants may 
also submit the information in paper form by mail, fax or hand 
delivery.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-00xx.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Affected Public: Primarily business or other for-profit 
organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 953 per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to 1 hour to gather the necessary 
information, create the document, and submit the completed request, 
depending on whether the information is submitted electronically or on 
paper.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 862 hours per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $267,220. The USPTO 
believes that associate attorneys will complete the information in this 
collection. The professional hourly rate for associate attorneys in 
private firms is $310. This is a fully-loaded hourly rate. Therefore, 
the USPTO estimates that the respondent cost burden for this collection 
will be approximately $267,220 per year.

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                                                                                     Estimated       Estimated
                     Item                          Estimated time for response        annual       annual burden
                                                                                     responses         hours
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TEAS Letter of Protest........................  50 minutes......................             463             384
Letter of Protest.............................  1 hour..........................             462             462
TEAS Request to Make Special..................  30 minutes......................              14               7
Request to Make Special.......................  40 minutes......................              14               9
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    Total.....................................  ................................             953             862
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    Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $209. 
There are no capital start-up, operation, maintenance or record keeping 
costs, nor are there filing fees associated with this information 
collection.
    Customers incur postage costs when submitting non-electronic 
information to the USPTO by mail through the United States Postal 
Service. The USPTO estimates that the majority of submissions for these 
paper forms are made via first class mail at a cost of 44 cents per 
submission. Therefore, the total estimated postage cost for this 
collection is $209 (476 responses x $0.44).

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or 
included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Administrative Management Group.
[FR Doc. E9-11534 Filed 5-15-09; 8:45 am]
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