Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Applications for Trademark Registration, 11508-11509 [2021-03915]

Download as PDF 11508 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Notices Title: Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics. OMB Control Number: 0651–0068. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 90 respondents per year. Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public approximately 30 minutes (0.50 hours) to complete a response, depending on the complexity of the particular item. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, create the documents, and submit the completed request to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 180 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $0. Needs and Uses: The participating Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) uses this information collection to provide metrics pertaining to the use of patent and trademark services by the public, as well as the public outreach efforts of their libraries. Affected Public: Private Sector; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the information collection or the OMB Control Number 0651–0068. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0068 information request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2021–03847 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Applications for Trademark Registration The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on December 18, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. Title: Applications for Trademark Registration. OMB Control Number: 0651–0009. Form Numbers: • PTO 1478 (Trademark/Service Mark Application, Principal Register) • PTO 1479 (Trademark/Service Mark Form, Supplemental Register) • PTO 1480 (Certification Mark Form, Principal Register) • PTO 1481 (Collective Membership Mark Form, Principal Register) • PTO 1482 (Collective Trademark/ Service Mark Form, Principal Register) Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 506,837 respondents per year. Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the public approximately 40 minutes (0.67 hours) to 50 minutes (0.83 hours), depending on the complexity of the situation, to gather the necessary information, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the information to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 377,830 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $151,994,532. 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 regulated 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. This information collection addresses submissions required by the regulations at 37 CFR part 2 for initial applications regarding the registration of trademarks, service marks, collective trademarks and service marks, collective membership marks, and certification marks. Trademarks can be registered on either the Principal or Supplemental Register. The Trademark Act and regulations mandate that each certificate of registration include the mark, the goods and/or services in connection with which the mark is used, ownership information, dates of use, and certain other information. The USPTO also provides similar information concerning pending applications. The register and pending application information may be accessed by an individual or by businesses to determine the availability of a mark. By accessing the USPTO’s information, parties may reduce the possibility of initiating use of a mark previously adopted by another. Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for this information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 36 / Thursday, February 25, 2021 / Notices function and entering either the title of the information collection or the OMB Control Number 0651–0009. Further information can be obtained by: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0009 information request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450. Kimberly Hardy, Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2021–03915 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Commission Agenda and Priorities; Notice of Hearing U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of public hearing. AGENCY: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive views from all interested parties about the Commission’s agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2022, which begins on October 1, 2021. We invite members of the public to participate. Written comments and oral presentations concerning the Commission’s agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2022 will become part of the public record. Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, this year’s hearing will be held virtually as a CPSC Webinar meeting. All attendees should preregister for the Webinar. To pre-register for the Webinar, please visit https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 2395411838620426511 and fill in the information. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Instructions for the hearing participants and other interested parties will be made available on the CPSC website on the public calendar: https:// www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/PublicCalendar. SUMMARY: The hearing will begin via Webinar at 10 a.m. EDT on April 7, 2021, and will conclude the same day. ADDRESSES: Due to the COVID–19 pandemic, this year’s hearing will be held virtually as a Webinar meeting at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 register/2395411838620426511. Requests to make oral presentations, and texts of oral presentations and written comments should be captioned, ‘‘Agenda and Priorities FY 2022,’’ and sent by electronic mail (email) to: cpscos@cpsc.gov. Requests to make oral presentations and the written text of any oral presentations must be received by the Division of the Secretariat not later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on March 17, 2021. The Commission will accept written comments as well. These also must be received by the Division of the Secretariat not later than 5 p.m. EDT on March 17, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the hearing, or to request an opportunity to make an oral presentation, please send an email to Alberta E. Mills, Division of the Secretariat, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov. An electronic copy of the CPSC’s Strategic Plan can be found at: www.cpsc.gov/about-cpsc/agencyreports/performance-and-budget. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 4(j) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) (15 U.S.C. 2053(j)) requires the Commission to establish an agenda for action under the laws the Commission administers, and to the extent feasible, select priorities for action at least 30 days before the beginning of each fiscal year. Section 4(j) of the CPSA provides further that before establishing its agenda and priorities, the Commission shall conduct a public hearing and provide an opportunity for the submission of comments. II. Registration for CPSC Webinar The public hearing will be held on April 7, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. EDT via CPSC Webinar. All attendees should pre-register for the Webinar. To preregister for the Webinar, please visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/2395411838620426511 and fill in the information. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Instructions for the hearing participants and other interested parties will be made available on the CPSC website on the public calendar: https:// www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/PublicCalendar. III. Oral Presentations and Submission of Written Comments The Commission is preparing the agency’s fiscal year 2022 Operating Plan, which establishes its agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2022. Fiscal PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11509 year 2022 begins on October 1, 2021. Through this notice, the Commission invites the public to comment on the Commission’s agenda and priorities that will be established in the fiscal year 2022 Operating Plan. Persons who desire to make oral presentations at the hearing on April 7, 2021, should send an email to Alberta E. Mills, Division of the Secretariat, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov not later than 5 p.m. EDT on March 17, 2021. Texts of the oral presentation should be captioned, ‘‘Agenda and Priorities FY 2022,’’ and must be received not later than 5 p.m. EDT on March 17, 2021. Presentations should be limited to approximately 10 minutes. The Commission reserves the right to impose further time limitations on all presentations and other restrictions to avoid duplication of presentations. If you do not want to make an oral presentation, but would like to provide written comments, you may do so. Written comments should be captioned, ‘‘Agenda and Priorities FY 2022,’’ and sent to Alberta E. Mills, Division of the Secretariat, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at cpsc-os@cpsc.gov not later than 5 p.m. EDT on March 17, 2021. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–03888 Filed 2–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2021–SCC–0030] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Program for International Student Assessment 2022 (PISA 2022) Main Study Recruitment and Field Test Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a change to a currently existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 29, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be sent within 30 days of publication of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 36 (Thursday, February 25, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11508-11509]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-03915]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Applications for Trademark Registration

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of 
publication of this notice. The USPTO invites comment on this 
information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on December 18, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.
    Title: Applications for Trademark Registration.
    OMB Control Number: 0651-0009.
    Form Numbers:

 PTO 1478 (Trademark/Service Mark Application, Principal 
Register)
 PTO 1479 (Trademark/Service Mark Form, Supplemental Register)
 PTO 1480 (Certification Mark Form, Principal Register)
 PTO 1481 (Collective Membership Mark Form, Principal Register)
 PTO 1482 (Collective Trademark/Service Mark Form, Principal 
Register)

    Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 506,837 respondents per year.
    Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the 
public approximately 40 minutes (0.67 hours) to 50 minutes (0.83 
hours), depending on the complexity of the situation, to gather the 
necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit 
the information to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 377,830 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $151,994,532.
    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 regulated 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.
    This information collection addresses submissions required by the 
regulations at 37 CFR part 2 for initial applications regarding the 
registration of trademarks, service marks, collective trademarks and 
service marks, collective membership marks, and certification marks. 
Trademarks can be registered on either the Principal or Supplemental 
Register. The Trademark Act and regulations mandate that each 
certificate of registration include the mark, the goods and/or services 
in connection with which the mark is used, ownership information, dates 
of use, and certain other information. The USPTO also provides similar 
information concerning pending applications. The register and pending 
application information may be accessed by an individual or by 
businesses to determine the availability of a mark. By accessing the 
USPTO's information, parties may reduce the possibility of initiating 
use of a mark previously adopted by another.
    Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of 
Commerce, USPTO information collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for this information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search

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function and entering either the title of the information collection or 
the OMB Control Number 0651-0009.
    Further information can be obtained by:
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0009 information request'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Kimberly Hardy, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.

Kimberly Hardy,
Information Collections Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2021-03915 Filed 2-24-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-16-P