Response to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms, 4452-4454 [2014-01520]

Download as PDF ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4452 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices appropriate documents and submit the completed request to the USPTO. Needs and Uses: The Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105–330, 302, 112 Stat. 3071) required the USPTO to study issues surrounding the protection of the official insignia of federally and staterecognized Native American tribes under trademark law. At the direction of Congress, the USPTO created a database containing the official insignia of recognized Native American tribes. The USPTO database of official tribal insignias provides evidence of what a federally or state-recognized Native American tribe considers to be its official insignia. The database thereby assists trademark examining attorneys in their examination of applications for trademark registration by serving as a reference for determining the registrability of a mark that may falsely suggest a connection to the official insignia of a Native American tribe. The entry of an official insignia into the database does not confer any rights to the tribe that submitted the insignia, and entry is not the legal equivalent of registering the insignia as a trademark under 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq. This information collection is used by the USPTO to enter an official insignia submitted by a federally or staterecognized Native American tribe into the database. There are no forms associated with this collection. Affected Public: Tribal governments. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, email: Nicholas_A._Fraser@ omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at www.reginfo.gov. Paper copies can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0048 copy request’’ 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. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before February 27, 2014 to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via email to Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202–395–5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: January 23, 2014. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01522 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Response to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms 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 comment on this continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 31, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0050 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: https:// www.regulations.gov. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Catherine Cain, 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 571–272–8946, or by email at Catherine.Cain@uspto.gov. Additional information about this collection is also available at https:// www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This collection of information is required by 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 such marks, or intend to use such PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 marks, in interstate commerce may file an application to register their marks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In some cases, the USPTO issues Office Actions to applicants who have applied for a trademark application, requesting additional information that was not provided with the initial submission but is required before the issuance of a registration. Also, the USPTO may determine that a mark is not entitled to registration, pursuant to one or more provisions of the Trademark Act. In such cases, the USPTO will issue an Office Action advising the applicant of the refusal to register the mark. Applicants reply to these Office Actions by providing the required information and/or by putting forth legal arguments as to why the refusal of registration should be withdrawn. The USPTO administers the Trademark Act through Chapter 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These rules allow the USPTO to request and receive information required to process applications. These rules also allow applicants to submit certain amendments to their applications. Applicants may also supplement their applications and provide further information by filing a Voluntary Amendment Not in Response to USPTO Office Action/Letter, a Request for Reconsideration after Final Office Action, a Post-Publication Amendment, a Petition to Amend Basis PostPublication, and a Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension, or by submitting a Substitute Trademark/ Servicemark, Substitute Certification Mark, or Substitute Collective Membership Mark application. Thus, this collection includes information that was not submitted with the initial application and is needed by the USPTO to review applications for trademark registration. II. Method of Collection The forms in this collection are available in electronic format through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), which may be accessed on the USPTO Web site. TEAS Global Forms are available for the items where a TEAS form with dedicated data fields is not yet available. Applicants may also submit the information in paper form by mail, fax, or hand delivery. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0050. Form Number(s): PTO 1771, 1822, 1957, 1960, and 1966. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4453 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the information required for this collection. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 132,122 hours per year. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $51,395,458. The USPTO Affected Public: Businesses or other for profits; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 271,783 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public from 10 to 40 minutes (0.17 to 0.67 hours), depending on the expects that the information in this collection will be prepared by attorneys at an estimate rate of $389 per hour. Therefore, the USPTO estimates that the respondent cost burden for this collection will be approximately $51,395,458 per year. Estimated time for response (minutes) Item Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Response to Office Action (TEAS) .............................................................................................. Response to Office Action (Paper) .............................................................................................. Substitute Trademark/Servicemark Application, Principal Register (TEAS Global) ................... Substitute Trademark/Servicemark Application, Principal Register (Paper) ............................... Substitute Certification Mark (TEAS Global) ............................................................................... Substitute Certification Mark (Paper) .......................................................................................... Substitute Collective Membership Mark ...................................................................................... (TEAS Global) .............................................................................................................................. Substitute Collective Membership Mark (Paper) ......................................................................... Substitute Collective Trademark/Servicemark (TEAS Global) .................................................... Substitute Collective Trademark/Servicemark (Paper) ............................................................... Voluntary Amendment Not in Response to USPTO Office Action/Letter (TEAS) ...................... Voluntary Amendment Not in Response to USPTO Office Action/Letter (Paper) ...................... Request for Reconsideration After Final Office Action (TEAS) .................................................. Request for Reconsideration After Final Office Action (Paper) .................................................. Post-Publication Amendment (TEAS) ......................................................................................... Post-Publication Amendment (Paper) ......................................................................................... Petition to Amend Basis Post-Publication (TEAS Global) .......................................................... Petition to Amend Basis Post-Publication (Paper) ...................................................................... Response to Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension (TEAS) ............................................. Response to Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension (Paper) ............................................ 30 35 30 30 30 30 218,540 10,927 1 1 1 1 109,270 6,338 1 1 1 1 30 30 30 30 20 25 35 40 25 30 15 20 10 15 1 1 1 1 11,000 224 15,000 625 2,900 59 3,000 125 9,000 375 1 1 1 1 3,630 94 8,700 419 1,218 30 750 41 1,530 94 Totals .................................................................................................................................... ........................ 271,783 132,122 Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $5,916. There are no capital start-up, maintenance, or record keeping costs associated with this information collection, nor are there filing fees. However, this collection does have annual (non-hour) costs in the form of postage costs. Customers incur postage costs when submitting non-electronic information to the USPTO by mail through the United States Postal Service. The USPTO expects that the majority (roughly 98%) of the paper forms are submitted to the USPTO via first-class mail. The USPTO estimates that these submissions will typically weigh approximately one ounce and that the first-class postage rate for these submissions is 49 cents. Responses Postage costs ($) Total (non-hour) cost burden (a) Item (b) (a × b) = (c) 10,708 1 1 1 1 220 613 58 123 368 0.49 0.49 0.49 0.49 0.49 0.49 0.49 0.49 0.49 0.49 5,247.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 108.00 300.00 28.00 60.00 169.00 Totals .................................................................................................................................... ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Response to Office Action ........................................................................................................... Substitute Trademark/Servicemark Application, Principal Register ............................................ Substitute Certification Mark ........................................................................................................ Substitute Collective Membership Mark ...................................................................................... Substitute Collective Trademark/Servicemark ............................................................................. Voluntary Amendment Not in Response to USPTO Office Action/Letter ................................... Request for Reconsideration after Final Office Action ................................................................ Post-Publication Amendment ...................................................................................................... Petition to Amend Basis Post-Publication ................................................................................... Response to Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension .......................................................... 12,094 ........................ 5,916.00 There are no filing fees associated with this collection. The USPTO estimates that the total (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of postage costs is $5,916 per year. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 IV. Request for Comments Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The USPTO is soliciting public comments to: (a) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4454 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / Notices accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Dated: January 23, 2014. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–01520 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Global Markets Advisory Committee Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on February 12, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC) will hold a public meeting at the CFTC’s Washington, DC, headquarters. The GMAC will discuss the CFTC staff’s advisory issued on November 14, 2013, related to the CFTC’s cross-border guidance addressing the applicability of certain Commission regulations. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the public who wish to submit written statements in connection with the meeting should submit them by February 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place in the Conference Center at the CFTC’s headquarters, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Written statements should be submitted by electronic mail to: secretary@cftc.gov. Statements may also be submitted by mail to: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581, attention: Office of the Secretary. Please use the title ‘‘Global Markets Advisory Committee’’ in any written statement you submit. Any statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Jan 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 by publication on the CFTC Web site, www.cftc.gov. Ted Serafini, GMAC Designated Federal Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418–5010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CFTC GMAC will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the CFTC’s Washington, DC headquarters. The GMAC meeting will focus on the CFTC staff’s advisory issued on November 14, 2013, related to the CFTC’s cross-border guidance addressing the applicability of certain Commission regulations. The meeting will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, firstserved basis. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should notify the contact person listed above. Members of the public may also listen to the meeting by telephone by calling a domestic toll-free telephone or international toll or toll-free number to connect to a live, listen-only audio feed. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation. The call-in information is as follows: Domestic Toll Free: 1–866–844–9416 International Toll and Toll Free: Will be posted on the CFTC’s Web site, https://www.cftc.gov, on the page for the meeting, under Related Documents. Conference ID: 3964578 Pass Code/Pin Code: 96457 After the meeting, a transcript of the meeting will be published through a link on the CFTC’s Web site, https:// www.cftc.gov. All written submissions provided to the CFTC in any form will also be published on the CFTC’s Web site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix, Federal Advisory Committee Act, Sec. 10(a)(2)). Dated: January 23, 2014. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–01575 Filed 1–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 10 a.m., Friday, January 31, 2014. PLACE: 1155 21st St. NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room STATUS: Closed TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance, Enforcement Matters, and Examinations. In the event that the times, dates or locations of this or any future meetings change, an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date and location of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at https:// www.cftc.gov. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Melissa D. Jurgens, 202–418–5516. Natise Stowe, Executive Assistant. [FR Doc. 2014–01615 Filed 1–24–14; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2009–0093] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Consumer Opinion Forum Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) requests comments on a proposed extension of approval of a collection of information from persons who may voluntarily register and participate in a Consumer Opinion Forum on the CPSC Web site, wwww.cpsc.gov. The Commission will consider all comments received in response to this notice before requesting an extension of this collection of information from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by March 31, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2009– 0093, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. The Commission does not accept comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through www.regulations.gov. The Commission encourages you to submit electronic comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above. Written Submissions: Submit written submissions in the following way: Mail/ SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 18 (Tuesday, January 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4452-4454]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Response to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms

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 comment on 
this 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 31, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0050 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: https://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Catherine Cain, 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 571-272-8946, 
or by email at Catherine.Cain@uspto.gov. Additional information about 
this collection is also available at https://www.reginfo.gov under 
``Information Collection Review.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This collection of information is required by 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 such marks, or intend to use such marks, in 
interstate commerce may file an application to register their marks 
with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In some 
cases, the USPTO issues Office Actions to applicants who have applied 
for a trademark application, requesting additional information that was 
not provided with the initial submission but is required before the 
issuance of a registration. Also, the USPTO may determine that a mark 
is not entitled to registration, pursuant to one or more provisions of 
the Trademark Act. In such cases, the USPTO will issue an Office Action 
advising the applicant of the refusal to register the mark. Applicants 
reply to these Office Actions by providing the required information 
and/or by putting forth legal arguments as to why the refusal of 
registration should be withdrawn.
    The USPTO administers the Trademark Act through Chapter 37 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations. These rules allow the USPTO to request and 
receive information required to process applications. These rules also 
allow applicants to submit certain amendments to their applications.
    Applicants may also supplement their applications and provide 
further information by filing a Voluntary Amendment Not in Response to 
USPTO Office Action/Letter, a Request for Reconsideration after Final 
Office Action, a Post-Publication Amendment, a Petition to Amend Basis 
Post-Publication, and a Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension, or 
by submitting a Substitute Trademark/Servicemark, Substitute 
Certification Mark, or Substitute Collective Membership Mark 
application.
    Thus, this collection includes information that was not submitted 
with the initial application and is needed by the USPTO to review 
applications for trademark registration.

II. Method of Collection

    The forms in this collection are available in electronic format 
through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), which may 
be accessed on the USPTO Web site. TEAS Global Forms are available for 
the items where a TEAS form with dedicated data fields is not yet 
available. Applicants may also submit the information in paper form by 
mail, fax, or hand delivery.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-0050.
    Form Number(s): PTO 1771, 1822, 1957, 1960, and 1966.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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    Affected Public: Businesses or other for profits; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 271,783 responses per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public from 10 to 40 minutes (0.17 to 0.67 hours), depending on the 
complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, 
prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the information required 
for this collection.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 132,122 hours per 
year.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost Burden: $51,395,458. The 
USPTO expects that the information in this collection will be prepared 
by attorneys at an estimate rate of $389 per hour. Therefore, the USPTO 
estimates that the respondent cost burden for this collection will be 
approximately $51,395,458 per year.

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                                                                  Estimated time     Estimated       Estimated
                              Item                                 for response       annual       annual burden
                                                                     (minutes)       responses         hours
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Response to Office Action (TEAS)................................              30         218,540         109,270
Response to Office Action (Paper)...............................              35          10,927           6,338
Substitute Trademark/Servicemark Application, Principal Register              30               1               1
 (TEAS Global)..................................................
Substitute Trademark/Servicemark Application, Principal Register              30               1               1
 (Paper)........................................................
Substitute Certification Mark (TEAS Global).....................              30               1               1
Substitute Certification Mark (Paper)...........................              30               1               1
Substitute Collective Membership Mark...........................              30               1               1
(TEAS Global)...................................................
Substitute Collective Membership Mark (Paper)...................              30               1               1
Substitute Collective Trademark/Servicemark (TEAS Global).......              30               1               1
Substitute Collective Trademark/Servicemark (Paper).............              30               1               1
Voluntary Amendment Not in Response to USPTO Office Action/                   20          11,000           3,630
 Letter (TEAS)..................................................
Voluntary Amendment Not in Response to USPTO Office Action/                   25             224              94
 Letter (Paper).................................................
Request for Reconsideration After Final Office Action (TEAS)....              35          15,000           8,700
Request for Reconsideration After Final Office Action (Paper)...              40             625             419
Post-Publication Amendment (TEAS)...............................              25           2,900           1,218
Post-Publication Amendment (Paper)..............................              30              59              30
Petition to Amend Basis Post-Publication (TEAS Global)..........              15           3,000             750
Petition to Amend Basis Post-Publication (Paper)................              20             125              41
Response to Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension (TEAS)...              10           9,000           1,530
Response to Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension (Paper)..              15             375              94
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    Totals......................................................  ..............         271,783         132,122
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    Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $5,916. 
There are no capital start-up, maintenance, or record keeping costs 
associated with this information collection, nor are there filing fees. 
However, this collection does have annual (non-hour) costs in the form 
of postage costs.
    Customers incur postage costs when submitting non-electronic 
information to the USPTO by mail through the United States Postal 
Service. The USPTO expects that the majority (roughly 98%) of the paper 
forms are submitted to the USPTO via first-class mail. The USPTO 
estimates that these submissions will typically weigh approximately one 
ounce and that the first-class postage rate for these submissions is 49 
cents.

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                                                                                                    Total (non-
                              Item                                   Responses     Postage costs    hour) cost
                                                                                        ($)           burden
                                                                             (a)             (b)   (a x b) = (c)
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Response to Office Action.......................................          10,708            0.49        5,247.00
Substitute Trademark/Servicemark Application, Principal Register               1            0.49            1.00
Substitute Certification Mark...................................               1            0.49            1.00
Substitute Collective Membership Mark...........................               1            0.49            1.00
Substitute Collective Trademark/Servicemark.....................               1            0.49            1.00
Voluntary Amendment Not in Response to USPTO Office Action/                  220            0.49          108.00
 Letter.........................................................
Request for Reconsideration after Final Office Action...........             613            0.49          300.00
Post-Publication Amendment......................................              58            0.49           28.00
Petition to Amend Basis Post-Publication........................             123            0.49           60.00
Response to Suspension Inquiry or Letter of Suspension..........             368            0.49          169.00
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................................          12,094  ..............        5,916.00
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    There are no filing fees associated with this collection.
    The USPTO estimates that the total (non-hour) respondent cost 
burden for this collection in the form of postage costs is $5,916 per 
year.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will 
become a matter of public record.
    The USPTO is soliciting public comments to: (a) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the

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accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

    Dated: January 23, 2014.
Susan K. Fawcett,
Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-01520 Filed 1-27-14; 8:45 am]
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