Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions, 31474-31476 [2020-11248]

Download as PDF 31474 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 20, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11254 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions Notice of an extension of a currently approved information collection; request for comment. ACTION: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension of an existing information collection: 0651–0040 (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0040 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to LaToya Brown, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272– 4283; or by email to LaToya.Brown@ uspto.gov with ‘‘0651–0040 comment’’ in the subject line. Additional information about this information collection is also available at http:// www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This collection of information is required by the Trademark Act of 1946, Sections 13, 14, and 20, 15 U.S.C. 1063, 1064, and 1070, respectively. Under the Trademark Act, any individual or entity that adopts a trademark or service mark to identify their goods or services may apply to federally register their mark. Section 14 of the Trademark Act allows individuals and entities to file a petition to cancel a registration of a mark, while Section 13 allows individuals and entities who believe that they would be damaged by the registration of a mark to file an opposition, or an extension of time to file an opposition, to the registration of a mark. Section 20 of the Trademark Act allows individuals and entities to file an appeal from any final decision of the Trademark Examining Attorney assigned to review an application for registration of a mark. The USPTO administers the Trademark Act of 1946 through the regulations at 37 CFR part 2, which contains the various rules that govern the filings identified above and other submissions filed in connection with inter partes and ex parte proceedings. These petitions, notices, extensions, and additional papers are filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), an administrative tribunal empowered to determine the right to register and subsequently determine the validity of a trademark. The information in this collection must be submitted electronically through the Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA). If applicants or entities wish to submit the petitions, notices, extensions, and additional papers in inter partes and ex parte cases, they must use the forms provided through ESTTA. The responses in this information collection is a matter of public record, and is used by the public for a variety of private business purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark rights. This information is important to the public, as both common law trademark owners and federal trademark registrants must actively protect their own rights. II. Method of Collection Items in this information collection may be submitted via mail, hand delivery, or electronic submission. III. Data OMB Number: 0651–0040. • • • • • • Form Number(s): PTO 2188 (Petition for Cancellation) PTO 2120 (Notice of Opposition) PTO 2153 (Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition) PTO 2151 (Papers in Inter Partes Cases) PTO 2190 (Notice of Appeal) PTO 2189 (Ex Parte Appeal General Filing) Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Private sector; individuals and households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,475 respondents. The USPTO estimates that the majority (95%) of respondents will be from the private sector, but that about 5% will be individuals and households. Estimated Number of Responses: 83,100 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public from 10 to 30 minutes (0.17 to 0.50 hours), depending on the complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the information required for this information collection. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 21,133 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: $5,798,746. The USPTO estimates that it will take a combined effort by attorneys and paraprofessional/paralegals to complete the requirements in this information collection. The hourly rate for attorneys is $400, published in the 2019 Report of the Economic Survey from the Law Practice Management Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). The hourly rate for paraprofessional/paralegals is $145 as published in the 2018 Utilization and Compensation Survey by the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). After calculating the average of these rates, the USPTO estimates that the hourly rate will be $272.50. Using this hourly rate, the USPTO estimates that the total respondent cost burden for this information collection will be $5,798,746 per year. TABLE 1—BURDEN HOUR/BURDEN COST TO RESPONDENTS [Private sector] Item No. 1 .................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Item Respondents Petition to Cancel .................................... 19:08 May 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 Same as line 4 ....... PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Responses (yr) Hours Burden (hrs/yr) Rate ($/hr) Total cost ($/hr) (a) (b) (c) (a) × (b) (d) (e) (c) × (d) 2,660 Sfmt 4703 0.50 E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 1,330 26MYN1 $272.50 $362,425 31475 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—BURDEN HOUR/BURDEN COST TO RESPONDENTS—Continued [Private sector] Item No. 2 .................. 3 .................. 4 .................. 5 .................. 6 .................. Item Respondents Notice of Opposition ................................ Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition. Submissions in Inter Partes Cases ......... • Answers. • Amendments to Pleadings. • Amendment of Application or Registration During Proceeding. • Motions (such as consent motions, motions to extend, motions to suspend, etc.). • Evidence. • Briefs. • Oral hearing requests. • Surrender of Registration. • Abandonment of Application. • Documents Related to Concurrent Use Applications. • Notice of Intent to Appeal a TTAB decision. Notice of Appeal ...................................... Miscellaneous Ex Parte Submissions ..... Responses (yr) Hours Burden (hrs/yr) Rate ($/hr) Total cost ($/hr) (a) (b) (c) (a) × (b) (d) (e) (c) × (d) Same as line 4 ....... 20,425 .................... 7,030 20,425 0.50 0.17 3,515 3,472 272.50 272.50 957,838 946,120 39,900 .................... 39,900 0.25 9,975 272.50 2,718,188 Same as line 6 ....... 5,605 ...................... 3,325 5,605 0.25 0.17 831 953 272.50 272.50 226,448 259,693 65,930 .................... 78,945 ........................ 20,076 ........................ 5,510,712 • Appeal Briefs. • Requests to extend time to file Appeal Briefs. • Oral hearing requests. Totals ... .................................................................. TABLE 2—BURDEN HOUR/BURDEN COST TO RESPONDENTS [Individual and households] Item # 1 .................. 2 .................. 3 .................. 4 .................. 5 .................. 6 .................. Totals ... Item Respondents Petition to Cancel .................................... Notice of Opposition ................................ Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition. Submissions in Inter Partes Cases ......... • Answers. • Amendments to Pleadings. • Amendment of Application or Registration During Proceeding. • Motions (such as consent motions, motions to extend, motions to suspend, etc.). • Evidence. • Briefs. • Oral hearing requests. • Surrender of Registration. • Abandonment of Application. • Documents Related to Concurrent Use Applications. • Notice of Intent to Appeal a TTAB decision. Notice of Appeal ...................................... Miscellaneous Ex Parte Submissions ..... • Appeal briefs. • Requests to extend time to file appeal briefs. • Oral hearing requests. .................................................................. Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $6,611,590.70. There are no capital start-up, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 May 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 Responses (yr) Hours Burden (hrs/yr) Rate ($/hr) Total cost ($/hr) (a) (b) (c) (a) × (b) (d) (e) (c) × (d) Same as line 4 ....... Same as line 4 ....... 1,075 ...................... 140 370 1,075 0.50 0.50 0.17 70 185 183 $272.50 272.50 272.50 $19,075 50,413 49,868 2,100 ...................... 2,100 0.25 525 272.50 143,063 Same as line 6 ....... 295 ......................... 175 295 0.25 0.17 44 50 272.50 272.50 11,990 13,625 3,470 ...................... 4,155 ........................ 1,057 ........................ 288,034 maintenance, or record keeping costs associated with this information PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection. However there are fees which are listed in the table below. E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 31476 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices TABLE 3—FILING FEES No. 1 1 2 2 3 ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... 3 ............... 4 ............... 4 ............... 5 ............... 5 ............... Total .. Petition to Cancel (Paper Submission) ................................................................. Petition to Cancel .................................................................................................. Notice of Opposition (Paper Submission) ............................................................ Notice of Opposition ............................................................................................. Ex Parte Appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Filed (Paper Submission). Ex Parte Appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ................................ Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition under § 2.102(c)(3) (Paper Submission). Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition under § 2.102(c)(3) .......... Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition under § 2.102(c)(1)(ii) or (c)(2) (Paper Submission). Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition under § 2.102(c)(1)(ii) or (c)(2). ............................................................................................................................... Express or first-class mail through the United States Postal Service or hand delivery to the TTAB is only available under extraordinary circumstances. The USPTO estimates that the average firstclass postage cost for a mailed submission will be $7.65 (1-ounce flat 9″x12″ envelope) and that approximately 32 submissions will be mailed to the USPTO per year. Therefore, the total (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this information collection is estimated to be $6,611,590.70 which includes $6,611,300 in filing fees and $290.70 in postage. IV. Request for Comments 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 will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the 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. All comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of public record. USPTO will include or VerDate Sep<11>2014 Estimated annual responses Item 19:08 May 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 summarize each comment in the request to OMB to approve this information collection. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in a comment, you should be aware that the entire comment— including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public view, USPTO cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2020–11248 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2009–0092] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request—Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles and Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filing fee ($) Total non-hour cost burden ($) 6 2,794 15 7,385 7 $500.00 400.00 500.00 400.00 300.00 $3,000.00 1,117,600.00 7,500.00 2,954,000.00 2,100.00 3,493 5 200.00 200.00 698,600.00 1,000.00 10,960 5 100.00 300.00 1,096,000.00 1,500.00 3,650 200.00 730,000.00 28,320 ........................ 6,611,300.00 associated with the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles and the Standard for the Flammability of Vinyl Plastic Film, previously approved under OMB control number 3041–0024. On March 13, 2020, the CPSC published a notice in the Federal Register to announce the agency’s intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change. DATES: Written comments on this request for extension of approval of information collection requirements should be submitted by June 25, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit comments about this request by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov or fax: 202– 395–6881. Comments by mail should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the CPSC, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. In addition, written comments that are sent to OMB also should be submitted electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. CPSC–2009–0092. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Gillham, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 504–7791, or by email to: cgillham@ cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background The Commission has promulgated several standards under section 4 of the E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions

ACTION: Notice of an extension of a currently approved information 
collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on 
the extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0040 
(Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0040 comment'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to LaToya Brown, United States Patent and Trademark 
Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450; by telephone at 571-
272-4283; or by email to [email protected] with ``0651-0040 
comment'' in the subject line. Additional information about this 
information 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, Sections 13, 14, and 20, 15 U.S.C. 1063, 1064, and 1070, 
respectively. Under the Trademark Act, any individual or entity that 
adopts a trademark or service mark to identify their goods or services 
may apply to federally register their mark. Section 14 of the Trademark 
Act allows individuals and entities to file a petition to cancel a 
registration of a mark, while Section 13 allows individuals and 
entities who believe that they would be damaged by the registration of 
a mark to file an opposition, or an extension of time to file an 
opposition, to the registration of a mark. Section 20 of the Trademark 
Act allows individuals and entities to file an appeal from any final 
decision of the Trademark Examining Attorney assigned to review an 
application for registration of a mark.
    The USPTO administers the Trademark Act of 1946 through the 
regulations at 37 CFR part 2, which contains the various rules that 
govern the filings identified above and other submissions filed in 
connection with inter partes and ex parte proceedings. These petitions, 
notices, extensions, and additional papers are filed with the Trademark 
Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), an administrative tribunal empowered to 
determine the right to register and subsequently determine the validity 
of a trademark.
    The information in this collection must be submitted electronically 
through the Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA). 
If applicants or entities wish to submit the petitions, notices, 
extensions, and additional papers in inter partes and ex parte cases, 
they must use the forms provided through ESTTA.
    The responses in this information collection is a matter of public 
record, and is used by the public for a variety of private business 
purposes related to establishing and enforcing trademark rights. This 
information is important to the public, as both common law trademark 
owners and federal trademark registrants must actively protect their 
own rights.

II. Method of Collection

    Items in this information collection may be submitted via mail, 
hand delivery, or electronic submission.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0651-0040.
    Form Number(s):

 PTO 2188 (Petition for Cancellation)
 PTO 2120 (Notice of Opposition)
 PTO 2153 (Request for Extension of Time to File an Opposition)
 PTO 2151 (Papers in Inter Partes Cases)
 PTO 2190 (Notice of Appeal)
 PTO 2189 (Ex Parte Appeal General Filing)

    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Affected Public: Private sector; individuals and households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 70,475 respondents. The USPTO 
estimates that the majority (95%) of respondents will be from the 
private sector, but that about 5% will be individuals and households.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 83,100 responses per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take 
the public from 10 to 30 minutes (0.17 to 0.50 hours), depending on the 
complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, 
prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the information required 
for this information collection.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 21,133 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: $5,798,746. 
The USPTO estimates that it will take a combined effort by attorneys 
and paraprofessional/paralegals to complete the requirements in this 
information collection. The hourly rate for attorneys is $400, 
published in the 2019 Report of the Economic Survey from the Law 
Practice Management Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law 
Association (AIPLA). The hourly rate for paraprofessional/paralegals is 
$145 as published in the 2018 Utilization and Compensation Survey by 
the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). After calculating 
the average of these rates, the USPTO estimates that the hourly rate 
will be $272.50. Using this hourly rate, the USPTO estimates that the 
total respondent cost burden for this information collection will be 
$5,798,746 per year.

                                                     Table 1--Burden Hour/Burden Cost to Respondents
                                                                    [Private sector]
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                                                                                                           Burden (hrs/                   Total cost ($/
      Item No.                    Item                  Respondents       Responses (yr)       Hours            yr)         Rate ($/hr)         hr)
                                                                                     (a)             (b)             (c)             (d)             (e)
                                                                                                               (a) x (b)                       (c) x (d)
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1...................  Petition to Cancel.........  Same as line 4.......           2,660            0.50           1,330         $272.50        $362,425

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2...................  Notice of Opposition.......  Same as line 4.......           7,030            0.50           3,515          272.50         957,838
3...................  Request for Extension of     20,425...............          20,425            0.17           3,472          272.50         946,120
                       Time to File an Opposition.
4...................  Submissions in Inter Partes  39,900...............          39,900            0.25           9,975          272.50       2,718,188
                       Cases.
                          Answers........
                          Amendments to
                          Pleadings.
                          Amendment of
                          Application or
                          Registration During
                          Proceeding.
                          Motions (such
                          as consent motions,
                          motions to extend,
                          motions to suspend,
                          etc.).
                          Evidence.......
                          Briefs.........
                          Oral hearing
                          requests.
                          Surrender of
                          Registration.
                          Abandonment of
                          Application.
                          Documents
                          Related to Concurrent
                          Use Applications.
                          Notice of
                          Intent to Appeal a TTAB
                          decision.
5...................  Notice of Appeal...........  Same as line 6.......           3,325            0.25             831          272.50         226,448
6...................  Miscellaneous Ex Parte       5,605................           5,605            0.17             953          272.50         259,693
                       Submissions.
                                                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Appeal Briefs..
                          Requests to
                          extend time to file
                          Appeal Briefs.
                          Oral hearing
                          requests.
                                                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals..........  ...........................  65,930...............          78,945  ..............          20,076  ..............       5,510,712
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                                                     Table 2--Burden Hour/Burden Cost to Respondents
                                                               [Individual and households]
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                                                                                                           Burden (hrs/                   Total cost ($/
       Item #                     Item                  Respondents       Responses (yr)       Hours            yr)         Rate ($/hr)         hr)
                                                                                     (a)             (b)   (c) (a) x (b)             (d)   (e) (c) x (d)
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1...................  Petition to Cancel.........  Same as line 4.......             140            0.50              70         $272.50         $19,075
2...................  Notice of Opposition.......  Same as line 4.......             370            0.50             185          272.50          50,413
3...................  Request for Extension of     1,075................           1,075            0.17             183          272.50          49,868
                       Time to File an Opposition.
4...................  Submissions in Inter Partes  2,100................           2,100            0.25             525          272.50         143,063
                       Cases.
                          Answers........
                          Amendments to
                          Pleadings.
                          Amendment of
                          Application or
                          Registration During
                          Proceeding.
                          Motions (such
                          as consent motions,
                          motions to extend,
                          motions to suspend,
                          etc.).
                          Evidence.......
                          Briefs.........
                          Oral hearing
                          requests.
                          Surrender of
                          Registration.
                          Abandonment of
                          Application.
                          Documents
                          Related to Concurrent
                          Use Applications.
                          Notice of
                          Intent to Appeal a TTAB
                          decision.
5...................  Notice of Appeal...........  Same as line 6.......             175            0.25              44          272.50          11,990
6...................  Miscellaneous Ex Parte       295..................             295            0.17              50          272.50          13,625
                       Submissions.
                          Appeal briefs..
                          Requests to
                          extend time to file
                          appeal briefs.
                          Oral hearing
                          requests.
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    Totals..........  ...........................  3,470................           4,155  ..............           1,057  ..............         288,034
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    Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: 
$6,611,590.70. There are no capital start-up, maintenance, or record 
keeping costs associated with this information collection. However 
there are fees which are listed in the table below.

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                                              Table 3--Filing Fees
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                                                                     Estimated                    Total non-hour
             No.                             Item                     annual      Filing fee ($)    cost burden
                                                                     responses                          ($)
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1...........................  Petition to Cancel (Paper                        6         $500.00       $3,000.00
                               Submission).
1...........................  Petition to Cancel................           2,794          400.00    1,117,600.00
2...........................  Notice of Opposition (Paper                     15          500.00        7,500.00
                               Submission).
2...........................  Notice of Opposition..............           7,385          400.00    2,954,000.00
3...........................  Ex Parte Appeal to the Trademark                 7          300.00        2,100.00
                               Trial and Appeal Board Filed
                               (Paper Submission).
3...........................  Ex Parte Appeal to the Trademark             3,493          200.00      698,600.00
                               Trial and Appeal Board.
4...........................  Request for Extension of Time to                 5          200.00        1,000.00
                               File an Opposition under Sec.
                               2.102(c)(3) (Paper Submission).
4...........................  Request for Extension of Time to            10,960          100.00    1,096,000.00
                               File an Opposition under Sec.
                               2.102(c)(3).
5...........................  Request for Extension of Time to                 5          300.00        1,500.00
                               File an Opposition under Sec.
                               2.102(c)(1)(ii) or (c)(2) (Paper
                               Submission).
5...........................  Request for Extension of Time to             3,650          200.00      730,000.00
                               File an Opposition under Sec.
                               2.102(c)(1)(ii) or (c)(2).
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total...................  ..................................          28,320  ..............    6,611,300.00
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    Express or first-class mail through the United States Postal 
Service or hand delivery to the TTAB is only available under 
extraordinary circumstances. The USPTO estimates that the average 
first-class postage cost for a mailed submission will be $7.65 (1-ounce 
flat 9''x12'' envelope) and that approximately 32 submissions will be 
mailed to the USPTO per year.
    Therefore, the total (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this 
information collection is estimated to be $6,611,590.70 which includes 
$6,611,300 in filing fees and $290.70 in postage.

IV. Request for Comments

    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 will have practical utility;
    (b) Evaluate the 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.
    All comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. USPTO will include or summarize each comment in the 
request to OMB to approve this information collection. Before including 
your address, phone number, email address, or other personal 
identifying information in a comment, you should be aware that the 
entire comment--including personal identifying information--may be made 
publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to 
withhold your personal identifying information from public view, USPTO 
cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

Kimberly Hardy,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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