Madrid Protocol, 1917-1919 [2012-409]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2012 / Notices review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after the date of publication, consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) The cash-deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates listed above; (2) for previously-reviewed or investigated companies not covered in this review, the cash-deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash-deposit rate will be the rate established for the manufacturer of the merchandise for the most recent period; and (4) the cashdeposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 3.76 percent, the all-others rate published in the amended final determination of the LTFV investigation. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico, 73 FR 45400, 45401 (August 5, 2008). These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notifications to Interested Parties This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 4, 2012. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix 1. Offsetting of Negative Margins VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 2. U.S. Packing Expense Clerical Error [FR Doc. 2012–492 Filed 1–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Madrid Protocol ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. 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 the continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0051 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Sharon Marsh, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1451, by telephone at (571) 272–8900, or by email to Sharon.Marsh@uspto.gov. Additional information about this collection is also available at http:// www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract 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. Individuals and businesses that use or intend to use such marks in commerce may file an application to register the marks with the United PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1917 States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 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 to the IB 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 became effective in the United States on November 2, 2003, and is implemented under 15 U.S.C. § 1141 et seq. and 37 CFR part 2 and part 7. An international application submitted through the USPTO must be based on an active U.S. application or registration and must be filed by the owner of the application or registration. The USPTO reviews the international application to certify that it corresponds to the data contained in the existing U.S. application or registration before forwarding the international application to the IB. The IB then reviews the international application to determine whether the Madrid filing requirements have been met and the required fees have been paid. If the international application is unacceptable, the IB will send a notice of irregularity to the USPTO and the applicant. The applicant must respond to the irregularities to avoid abandonment, unless a response from the USPTO is required. After any irregularities are corrected and the application is accepted, the IB registers the mark, publishes the registration in the WIPO Gazette of International Marks, and sends a certificate to the holder. When the mark is registered, the IB notifies each country designated in the application of the request for extension of protection. Each designated country then examines the request under its own laws. Once an international registration has been issued, the holder may also file subsequent designations to request an extension of protection to additional countries. Under Section 71 of the Trademark Act, a registered extension of protection E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1918 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2012 / Notices to the United States will be cancelled unless the holder of the international registration periodically files affidavits of continued use in commerce or excusable nonuse. The first affidavit must be filed five years after the USPTO registers an extension of protection. This collection includes the information necessary for the USPTO to process applications for international registration and related requests under the Madrid Protocol. The USPTO provides electronic forms for filing the items in this information collection online (except for the Request to Record an Assignment or Restriction of a Holder’s Right to Dispose of an International Registration) using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), which is available through the USPTO Web site. The USPTO is proposing to add one item, the Combined Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse and Incontestability Under Sections 71 and 15, which is an existing information requirement that was not previously covered under this collection. Applicants may also submit the items in this collection on paper or by using the forms provided by the IB, which are available on the WIPO Web site. The IB requires Applications for International Registration and Applications for Subsequent Designation that are filed on paper to be submitted on the official IB forms. II. Method of Collection By mail, hand delivery, or electronically to the USPTO. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0051. Form Number(s): PTO–1553, PTO– 1583, PTO–2131, PTO–2132, PTO–2133. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Application for International Registration (PTO–2131 TEAS) ................................. Application for International Registration (paper, no form) ...................................... Application for Subsequent Designation (PTO–2132 TEAS) .................................. Application for Subsequent Designation (paper, no form) ...................................... Response to Notice of Irregularity (PTO–2133 TEAS) ............................................ Response to Notice of Irregularity (paper, no form) ................................................ Replacement Request (TEAS Global form) ............................................................. Replacement Request (paper, no form) .................................................................. Request to Record an Assignment or Restriction of a Holder’s Right to Dispose of an International Registration (paper, no form). Transformation Request (TEAS Global form) .......................................................... Transformation Request (paper, no form) ............................................................... Petition to Director to Review Denial of Certification of International Application (TEAS Global form). Petition to Director to Review Denial of Certification of International Application (paper, no form). Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse of Mark in Commerce Under Section 71 (PTO–1553 TEAS). Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse of Mark in Commerce Under Section 71 (paper, no form). Combined Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse and Incontestability Under Sections 71 and 15 (PTO–1583 TEAS). Combined Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse and Incontestability Under Sections 71 and 15 (paper, no form). Totals ................................................................................................................ 15 30 15 20 15 30 30 45 30 minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes 3,900 20 400 5 1,000 5 15 5 5 975 10 100 2 250 3 8 4 3 15 minutes ........................ 30 minutes ........................ 1 hour ................................ 20 10 30 5 5 30 1 hour and 15 minutes ...... 5 6 15 minutes ........................ 700 175 18 minutes ........................ 100 30 15 minutes ........................ 300 75 18 minutes ........................ 100 30 ........................................... 6,620 1,711 total filing fees in the form of USPTO processing fees associated with this collection will be approximately $745,250 per year as calculated in the accompanying table. Estimated annual responses Item Application for International Registration (for certifying an international application based on a single basic application or registration, per international class) (PTO–2131 TEAS) .............. 16:26 Jan 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated annual burden hours ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ and related requests under the Madrid Protocol as set forth in 37 CFR 7.6. In addition to these USPTO fees, applicants must also pay international filing fees to the IB as indicated in 37 CFR 7.7. The USPTO estimates that the Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $745,480. This collection has annual (non-hour) costs in the form of filing fees and postage costs. The USPTO charges fees for processing international applications VerDate Mar<15>2010 Estimated annual responses Estimated time for response Item tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,620 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 15 minutes to one hour and 15 minutes (0.25 to 1.25 hours) to complete the information in this collection, including the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the forms or documents, and submit the completed request to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 1,711 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $581,740. The USPTO expects that the information in this collection will be prepared by attorneys. Using the estimated rate of $340 per hour for attorneys in private firms, the USPTO estimates that the respondent cost burden for submitting the information in this collection will be approximately $581,740 per year. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 2,000 12JAN1 Fee amount $100.00 Estimated annual filing costs $200,000.00 1919 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2012 / Notices Estimated annual responses Item Application for International Registration (for certifying an international application based on a single basic application or registration, per international class) (paper, no form) .................. Application for International Registration (for certifying an international application based on more than one basic application or registration, per international class) (PTO–2131 TEAS) Application for International Registration (for certifying an international application based on a single basic application or registration, per international class) (paper, no form) .................. Application for Subsequent Designation (PTO–2132 TEAS) ...................................................... Application for Subsequent Designation (paper, no form) .......................................................... Response to Notice of Irregularity (PTO–2133 TEAS) ............................................................... Response to Notice of Irregularity (paper, no form) ................................................................... Replacement Request (per international class) (TEAS Global form) ......................................... Replacement Request (per international class) (paper, no form) ............................................... Request to Record an Assignment or Restriction of a Holder’s Right to Dispose of an International Registration (paper, no form) ..................................................................................... Transformation Request (TEAS Global form) ............................................................................. Transformation Request (paper, no form) ................................................................................... Petition to Director to Review Denial of Certification of International Application (TEAS Global form) ......................................................................................................................................... Petition to Director to Review Denial of Certification of International Application (paper, no form) ......................................................................................................................................... Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse of Mark in Commerce Under Section 71 (per international class) (PTO–1553 TEAS) ............................................................................ Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse of Mark in Commerce Under Section 71 (per international class) (paper, no form) ................................................................................ Combined Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse and Incontestability Under Sections 71 and 15 (per international class) (PTO–1583 TEAS) .................................................. Combined Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse and Incontestability Under Sections 71 and 15 (per international class) (paper, no form) ...................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 6, 2012. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Estimated annual filing costs 10 100.00 1,000.00 1,900 150.00 285,000.00 10 400 5 1,000 5 15 5 150.00 100.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 100.00 100.00 1,500.00 40,000.00 500.00 0.00 0.00 1,500.00 500.00 5 20 10 100.00 375.00 375.00 500.00 7,500.00 3,750.00 30 100.00 3,000.00 5 100.00 500.00 700 100.00 70,000.00 100 100.00 10,000.00 300 300.00 90,000.00 100 300.00 30,000.00 6,620 Totals .................................................................................................................................... The public may submit the items in this collection to the USPTO by mail through the United States Postal Service. The USPTO estimates that approximately 255 of the 6,620 total responses for this collection may be filed on paper and submitted by mail. The average first-class postage cost for a mailed submission will be 90 cents, for a total postage cost of approximately $230 per year. The total non-hour respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of filing fees and postage costs is estimated to be $745,480 per year. Fee amount ........................ 745,250.00 CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Todd A. Stevenson, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7923. [FR Doc. 2012–409 Filed 1–11–12; 8:45 am] Dated: January 10, 2012. Todd A. Stevenson, Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1917-1919]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-409]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Madrid Protocol

ACTION: Proposed 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 the continuing information collection, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 12, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0051 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Sharon Marsh, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark 
Examination Policy, Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, United 
States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1451, Alexandria, VA 
22313-1451, by telephone at (571) 272-8900, or by email to 
Sharon.Marsh@uspto.gov. Additional information about this collection is 
also available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ``Information Collection 
Review.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    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. 
Individuals and businesses that use or intend to use such marks in 
commerce may file an application to register the marks with the United 
States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
    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 to the IB 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 became effective in the United States on November 2, 2003, and 
is implemented under 15 U.S.C. Sec.  1141 et seq. and 37 CFR part 2 and 
part 7.
    An international application submitted through the USPTO must be 
based on an active U.S. application or registration and must be filed 
by the owner of the application or registration. The USPTO reviews the 
international application to certify that it corresponds to the data 
contained in the existing U.S. application or registration before 
forwarding the international application to the IB. The IB then reviews 
the international application to determine whether the Madrid filing 
requirements have been met and the required fees have been paid. If the 
international application is unacceptable, the IB will send a notice of 
irregularity to the USPTO and the applicant. The applicant must respond 
to the irregularities to avoid abandonment, unless a response from the 
USPTO is required. After any irregularities are corrected and the 
application is accepted, the IB registers the mark, publishes the 
registration in the WIPO Gazette of International Marks, and sends a 
certificate to the holder.
    When the mark is registered, the IB notifies each country 
designated in the application of the request for extension of 
protection. Each designated country then examines the request under its 
own laws. Once an international registration has been issued, the 
holder may also file subsequent designations to request an extension of 
protection to additional countries.
    Under Section 71 of the Trademark Act, a registered extension of 
protection

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to the United States will be cancelled unless the holder of the 
international registration periodically files affidavits of continued 
use in commerce or excusable nonuse. The first affidavit must be filed 
five years after the USPTO registers an extension of protection.
    This collection includes the information necessary for the USPTO to 
process applications for international registration and related 
requests under the Madrid Protocol. The USPTO provides electronic forms 
for filing the items in this information collection online (except for 
the Request to Record an Assignment or Restriction of a Holder's Right 
to Dispose of an International Registration) using the Trademark 
Electronic Application System (TEAS), which is available through the 
USPTO Web site. The USPTO is proposing to add one item, the Combined 
Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse and Incontestability 
Under Sections 71 and 15, which is an existing information requirement 
that was not previously covered under this collection.
    Applicants may also submit the items in this collection on paper or 
by using the forms provided by the IB, which are available on the WIPO 
Web site. The IB requires Applications for International Registration 
and Applications for Subsequent Designation that are filed on paper to 
be submitted on the official IB forms.

II. Method of Collection

    By mail, hand delivery, or electronically to the USPTO.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-0051.
    Form Number(s): PTO-1553, PTO-1583, PTO-2131, PTO-2132, PTO-2133.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other 
for-profits; and not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,620 responses per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public approximately 15 minutes to one hour and 15 minutes (0.25 to 
1.25 hours) to complete the information in this collection, including 
the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the forms or 
documents, and submit the completed request to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 1,711 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $581,740. The USPTO 
expects that the information in this collection will be prepared by 
attorneys. Using the estimated rate of $340 per hour for attorneys in 
private firms, the USPTO estimates that the respondent cost burden for 
submitting the information in this collection will be approximately 
$581,740 per year.

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                                                                                     Estimated       Estimated
                      Item                         Estimated time for response        annual       annual burden
                                                                                     responses         hours
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Application for International Registration (PTO- 15 minutes.....................           3,900             975
 2131 TEAS).
Application for International Registration       30 minutes.....................              20              10
 (paper, no form).
Application for Subsequent Designation (PTO-     15 minutes.....................             400             100
 2132 TEAS).
Application for Subsequent Designation (paper,   20 minutes.....................               5               2
 no form).
Response to Notice of Irregularity (PTO-2133     15 minutes.....................           1,000             250
 TEAS).
Response to Notice of Irregularity (paper, no    30 minutes.....................               5               3
 form).
Replacement Request (TEAS Global form).........  30 minutes.....................              15               8
Replacement Request (paper, no form)...........  45 minutes.....................               5               4
Request to Record an Assignment or Restriction   30 minutes.....................               5               3
 of a Holder's Right to Dispose of an
 International Registration (paper, no form).
Transformation Request (TEAS Global form)......  15 minutes.....................              20               5
Transformation Request (paper, no form)........  30 minutes.....................              10               5
Petition to Director to Review Denial of         1 hour.........................              30              30
 Certification of International Application
 (TEAS Global form).
Petition to Director to Review Denial of         1 hour and 15 minutes..........               5               6
 Certification of International Application
 (paper, no form).
Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse    15 minutes.....................             700             175
 of Mark in Commerce Under Section 71 (PTO-1553
 TEAS).
Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse    18 minutes.....................             100              30
 of Mark in Commerce Under Section 71 (paper,
 no form).
Combined Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable  15 minutes.....................             300              75
 Nonuse and Incontestability Under Sections 71
 and 15 (PTO-1583 TEAS).
Combined Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable  18 minutes.....................             100              30
 Nonuse and Incontestability Under Sections 71
 and 15 (paper, no form).
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    Totals.....................................  ...............................           6,620           1,711
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    Estimated Total Annual Non-hour Respondent Cost Burden: $745,480. 
This collection has annual (non-hour) costs in the form of filing fees 
and postage costs.
    The USPTO charges fees for processing international applications 
and related requests under the Madrid Protocol as set forth in 37 CFR 
7.6. In addition to these USPTO fees, applicants must also pay 
international filing fees to the IB as indicated in 37 CFR 7.7. The 
USPTO estimates that the total filing fees in the form of USPTO 
processing fees associated with this collection will be approximately 
$745,250 per year as calculated in the accompanying table.

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                                                                     Estimated                       Estimated
                              Item                                    annual        Fee amount     annual filing
                                                                     responses                         costs
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Application for International Registration (for certifying an              2,000         $100.00     $200,000.00
 international application based on a single basic application
 or registration, per international class) (PTO-2131 TEAS)......

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Application for International Registration (for certifying an                 10          100.00        1,000.00
 international application based on a single basic application
 or registration, per international class) (paper, no form).....
Application for International Registration (for certifying an              1,900          150.00      285,000.00
 international application based on more than one basic
 application or registration, per international class) (PTO-2131
 TEAS)..........................................................
Application for International Registration (for certifying an                 10          150.00        1,500.00
 international application based on a single basic application
 or registration, per international class) (paper, no form).....
Application for Subsequent Designation (PTO-2132 TEAS)..........             400          100.00       40,000.00
Application for Subsequent Designation (paper, no form).........               5          100.00          500.00
Response to Notice of Irregularity (PTO-2133 TEAS)..............           1,000            0.00            0.00
Response to Notice of Irregularity (paper, no form).............               5            0.00            0.00
Replacement Request (per international class) (TEAS Global form)              15          100.00        1,500.00
Replacement Request (per international class) (paper, no form)..               5          100.00          500.00
Request to Record an Assignment or Restriction of a Holder's                   5          100.00          500.00
 Right to Dispose of an International Registration (paper, no
 form)..........................................................
Transformation Request (TEAS Global form).......................              20          375.00        7,500.00
Transformation Request (paper, no form).........................              10          375.00        3,750.00
Petition to Director to Review Denial of Certification of                     30          100.00        3,000.00
 International Application (TEAS Global form)...................
Petition to Director to Review Denial of Certification of                      5          100.00          500.00
 International Application (paper, no form).....................
Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse of Mark in                     700          100.00       70,000.00
 Commerce Under Section 71 (per international class) (PTO-1553
 TEAS)..........................................................
Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse of Mark in                     100          100.00       10,000.00
 Commerce Under Section 71 (per international class) (paper, no
 form)..........................................................
Combined Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse and                   300          300.00       90,000.00
 Incontestability Under Sections 71 and 15 (per international
 class) (PTO-1583 TEAS).........................................
Combined Declaration of Continued Use/Excusable Nonuse and                   100          300.00       30,000.00
 Incontestability Under Sections 71 and 15 (per international
 class) (paper, no form)........................................
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    Totals......................................................           6,620  ..............      745,250.00
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    The public may submit the items in this collection to the USPTO by 
mail through the United States Postal Service. The USPTO estimates that 
approximately 255 of the 6,620 total responses for this collection may 
be filed on paper and submitted by mail. The average first-class 
postage cost for a mailed submission will be 90 cents, for a total 
postage cost of approximately $230 per year.
    The total non-hour respondent cost burden for this collection in 
the form of filing fees and postage costs is estimated to be $745,480 
per year.

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, e.g., 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 also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: January 6, 2012.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-409 Filed 1-11-12; 8:45 am]
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