Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Applications for Trademark Registration, 31-32 [2014-30678]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 1 / Friday, January 2, 2015 / Notices The primary purpose of the EFP is to test the use of EM equipment in lieu of an observer and to evaluate components of an overall EM program before implementation of a comprehensive regulatory program. Peter Leipzig of the Fishermen’s Marketing Association is the point of contact for this EFP. Heather Mann and Brent Paine EFP The vessels participating in this EFP are mid-water trawls that fish in the shoreside and mothership whiting fishery. The primary purpose of the EFP is to determine whether utilizing cameras in lieu of human observers proves both cost effective and operationally effecting while still providing 100 percent monitoring of catch and discards. Heather Mann of the Midwater Trawlers Cooperative and Brent Paine of the United Catcher Boats are the points of contact for this EFP. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 29, 2014. James P. Burgess, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–30781 Filed 12–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: Summer Teacher Institute. Agency Approval Number: 0651– 0077. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Burden: 292 hours annually. Number of Respondents: 900 responses per year. Avg. Hours per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 5 minute (0.08 hours) to 30 minutes (0.5 hours) to prepare the appropriate form or documents and submit to the USPTO. Needs and Uses: As part of the Maker Fair Initiative, a program entitled ‘‘National Teachers’ Summer Institute’’ is sponsored by USPTO. This program accepts applicants for a summer teaching workshop. The program receives applications from individuals, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Dec 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 requesting to participate in the Institute, who certify that they are educators with at least 3 years’ experience. These applicants are also required to (1) have taught in STEM related fields last year, (2) plan to teach in a STEM related field this upcoming year, and (3) to acknowledge their commitment to incorporate the learnings from the Teacher Summer Institute into their curriculum, where applicable, and cooperate with sharing lessons and outcomes with teachers and PTO. The USPTO may various host webinars in conjunction with the Summer Institute. USPTO plans to conduct surveys of both the Institute and the webinars in order to gain useful feedback from program participants. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain 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 ‘‘0651–0012 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, 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 2, 2015 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. Margaret McElrath, Deputy Director, Office of Information Management Services, Department of Commerce—USPTO. [FR Doc. 2014–30680 Filed 12–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Applications for Trademark Registration The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31 information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. Title: Applications for Trademark Registration. OMB Control Number: 0651–0009. Form Number(s): • PTO–1478 • PTO–1479 • PTO–1480 • PTO–1481 • PTO–1482 Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 387,981. Average Minutes per Response: 30. Burden Hours: 149,267. Cost Burden: $103,000,869.42. Needs and Uses: 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 who use their marks, or intend to use their marks, in commerce regulable by Congress, may file an application with the USPTO to register their marks. Registered marks remain on the register indefinitely, so long as the owner of the registration files the necessary maintenance documents. The rules implementing the Trademark Act are set forth in 37 CFR part 2. The Act and rules mandate that each certificate of registration include the mark, the particular goods and/or services for which the mark is registered, the owner’s name, dates of use of the mark in commerce, and certain other information. The USPTO also provides similar information to the public concerning pending applications. Individuals or businesses may determine the availability of a mark by accessing the register through the USPTO’s Web site. Accessing and reviewing the USPTO’s publicly available information may reduce the possibility of initiating use of a mark previously registered or adopted by another. Thus, the Federal trademark registration process reduces unnecessary litigation and its associated costs and burdens. The information in this collection is available to the public. Trademarks can be registered on either the Principal or Supplemental Register. Registrations on the Principal Register confer all of the benefits of registration provided under the Trademark Act. Certain marks that are not eligible for registration on the Principal Register, but are capable of E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 32 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 1 / Friday, January 2, 2015 / Notices functioning as a trademark, may be registered on the Supplemental Register. Registrations on the Supplemental Register do not have all of the benefits of marks on the Principal Register. Registrations on the Supplemental Register cannot be transferred to the Principal Register, but owners of registrations on the Supplemental Register may apply for registration of their marks on the Principal Register. The information in this collection can be submitted in paper format or electronically through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). Applicants that file applications using the TEAS RF or TEAS Plus forms pay a reduced filing fee if they agree to file certain communications regarding the application through TEAS and to receive communications concerning the application by email. TEAS Plus applicants are also subject to the additional requirement to file a complete application. TEAS Plus applications are only available for trademark/service mark applications. There are no TEAS Plus application forms available for the certification marks, collective marks, collective membership marks, and applications for registration on the Supplemental Register at this time. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0009 Applications for Trademark Registration’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, 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. Margaret McElrath, Deputy Director, Office of Information Management Services, Department of Commerce—USPTO. [FR Doc. 2014–30678 Filed 12–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Dec 31, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Public Key Infrastructure Certificate Action Form 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 3, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0045 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, 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: John Pardun, Cybersecurity Division, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450; by telephone at 571–272–4349; or by email to John.Pardun@uspto.gov. Additional information about this collection is also available at http:// www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) uses Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology to support electronic commerce between the USPTO and its customers. PKI is a set of hardware, software, policies, and procedures that provide important security services for the electronic business activities of the USPTO, including protecting the confidentiality of unpublished patent applications in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14, as well as protecting international patent applications in accordance with Article 30 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty. In order to provide the necessary security for its electronic commerce systems, the USPTO uses PKI technology to protect the integrity and PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 confidentiality of information submitted to the USPTO. PKI employs public and private encryption keys to authenticate the customer’s identity and support secure electronic communication between the customer and the USPTO. Customers may submit a request to the USPTO for a digital certificate, which enables the customer to create the encryption keys necessary for electronic identity verification and secure transactions with the USPTO. This digital certificate is required in order to access any secure online systems USPTO provides; including the systems for electronic filing of patent applications and viewing confidential information about unpublished patent applications. This information collection includes the Certificate Action Form (PTO–2042), which is used by the public to request a new digital certificate, the revocation of a current certificate, or the recovery of a lost or corrupted certificate. Customers may also change the name listed on the certificate or associate the certificate with one or more Customer Numbers. A certificate request must include a notarized signature in order to verify the identity of the applicant. The Certificate Action Form has an accompanying subscriber agreement to ensure that customers understand their obligations regarding the use of the digital certificates and cryptographic software. When generating a new certificate, customers register to get a set of seven codes that will enable customers to recover a lost certificate online without having to contact USPTO support staff. II. Method of Collection The Certificate Action Form must be notarized and may be mailed or hand delivered to the USPTO. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0045. Form Number(s): PTO–2042. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other forprofits; and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,857 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 30 minutes (0.5 hours) to read the instructions and subscriber agreement, gather the necessary information, prepare the Certificate Action Form, and submit the completed request. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 929 hours. E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 1 (Friday, January 2, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31-32]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30678]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Applications for 
Trademark Registration

    The Department of Commerce 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, Commerce.
    Title: Applications for Trademark Registration.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0009.
    Form Number(s):

     PTO-1478
     PTO-1479
     PTO-1480
     PTO-1481
     PTO-1482

    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 387,981.
    Average Minutes per Response: 30.
    Burden Hours: 149,267.
    Cost Burden: $103,000,869.42.
    Needs and Uses: 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 who use their 
marks, or intend to use their marks, in commerce regulable by Congress, 
may file an application with the USPTO to register their marks. 
Registered marks remain on the register indefinitely, so long as the 
owner of the registration files the necessary maintenance documents. 
The rules implementing the Trademark Act are set forth in 37 CFR part 
2.
    The Act and rules mandate that each certificate of registration 
include the mark, the particular goods and/or services for which the 
mark is registered, the owner's name, dates of use of the mark in 
commerce, and certain other information. The USPTO also provides 
similar information to the public concerning pending applications. 
Individuals or businesses may determine the availability of a mark by 
accessing the register through the USPTO's Web site. Accessing and 
reviewing the USPTO's publicly available information may reduce the 
possibility of initiating use of a mark previously registered or 
adopted by another. Thus, the Federal trademark registration process 
reduces unnecessary litigation and its associated costs and burdens. 
The information in this collection is available to the public.
    Trademarks can be registered on either the Principal or 
Supplemental Register. Registrations on the Principal Register confer 
all of the benefits of registration provided under the Trademark Act. 
Certain marks that are not eligible for registration on the Principal 
Register, but are capable of

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functioning as a trademark, may be registered on the Supplemental 
Register. Registrations on the Supplemental Register do not have all of 
the benefits of marks on the Principal Register. Registrations on the 
Supplemental Register cannot be transferred to the Principal Register, 
but owners of registrations on the Supplemental Register may apply for 
registration of their marks on the Principal Register.
    The information in this collection can be submitted in paper format 
or electronically through the Trademark Electronic Application System 
(TEAS). Applicants that file applications using the TEAS RF or TEAS 
Plus forms pay a reduced filing fee if they agree to file certain 
communications regarding the application through TEAS and to receive 
communications concerning the application by email. TEAS Plus 
applicants are also subject to the additional requirement to file a 
complete application. TEAS Plus applications are only available for 
trademark/service mark applications. There are no TEAS Plus application 
forms available for the certification marks, collective marks, 
collective membership marks, and applications for registration on the 
Supplemental Register at this time.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Email: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ``0651-
0009 Applications for Trademark Registration'' in the subject line of 
the message.
     Mail: Marcie Lovett, 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.

Margaret McElrath,
Deputy Director, Office of Information Management Services, Department 
of Commerce--USPTO.
[FR Doc. 2014-30678 Filed 12-31-14; 8:45 am]
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