Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Trademark Post Registration, 26015-26018 [2021-09972]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / Notices Title: U.S. Pacific Highly Migratory Species Hook and Line Logbook. OMB Control Number: 0648–0223. Form Number(s): NOAA 88–197. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,700. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,400. Needs and Uses: Under the Fishery Management Plan for United States (U.S.) West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS), U.S. anglers participating in the Pacific hook-andline (also known as the albacore troll and poll-and-line), coastal purse seine (vessels less than 400 st carrying capacity), large-mesh drift gillnet, and swordfish harpoon fisheries, are required to obtain an HMS permit. Permit holders are also required to complete and submit logbooks documenting their daily fishing activities, including catch and effort for each fishing trip. Logbook forms must be completed within 24 hours of the completion of each fishing day and submitted to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) within 30 days of the end of each trip. Federal regulations allow the use of state logbooks to fulfill this requirement; for example, Washington commercial passenger fishing vessels have fulfilled this requirement to date for HMS fisheries. These data and associated analyses help the SWFSC provide critical HMS fisheries information to researchers, fisheries managers, and the needed management advice to the U.S. in its negotiations with foreign fishing nations that fish for HMS. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: After each trip. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits, and Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 May 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0223. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–10063 Filed 5–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–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; Trademark Post Registration United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651–0055 (Trademark Post Registration). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this information collection must be received on or before July 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by any of the following methods. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0055 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 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 with ‘‘0651–0055 comment’’ in the subject line. Additional information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26015 about this information collection is also available at http://www.reginfo.gov under ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract 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 that use or intend to use such marks in commerce may file an application to register their marks with the USPTO. This information collection covers various communications submitted by individuals and businesses to the USPTO occurring after registration of a trademark. One type of communication is a request to amend registrations to delete goods or services that are no longer being used by the registrant or registration owner. Registered marks remain on the register for 10 years and can be renewed, but will be cancelled unless the registration owner files with the USPTO a declaration attesting to the continued use (or excusable non-use) of the mark in commerce, and a renewal application, within specific deadlines. Registration owners may also request to amend or divide a registration, respond to a post-registration Office action, and surrender a registration. The information in this information collection is used to maintain the quality of the trademark register. The register information may be accessed by an individual or by businesses to determine the availability of a mark. By keeping the register current and accurate, parties may reduce the possibility of initiating use of a mark previously adopted by another. II. Methods of Collection Items in this information collection must be submitted via online electronic submissions through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). In limited circumstances, applicants may also be permitted to submit the information in paper form by mail or hand delivery. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0651–0055. Form Numbers: • PTO Form 1563 (Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce Under Section 8) • PTO Form 1573 (Declaration of Incontestability of a Mark Under Section 15) • PTO Form 1583 (Combined Declaration of Use and E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 26016 • • • • Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / Notices Incontestability Under Sections 8 and 15) PTO Form 1597 (Section 7 Request) PTO Form 1963 (Combined Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce and Application for Renewal of Registration of a Mark Under Sections 8 and 9) PTO Form 2302 (Response to Office Action for Post-Registration Matters) PTO Form 2309 (Surrender of Registration for Cancellation) • PTO Form 2310 (Request to Divide Registration) • PTO Form 2311 (Section 12(c) Affidavit) Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 219,694 respondents per year. Estimated Number of Responses: 219,694 responses per year. Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the public approximately between 10 minutes (0.17 hours) and 45 minutes (0.75 hours), depending on the complexity of the situation. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the information to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hour: 113,620 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: $45,448,000. TABLE 1—BURDEN HOUR/BURDEN COST TO PRIVATE SECTOR RESPONDENTS Estimated annual respondents Item No. Item 1 ......... Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce Under Section 8 (PTO Form 1563). Combined Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce and Application for Renewal of Registration of a Mark Under Sections 8 & 9 (PTO Form 1963). Declaration of Incontestability of a Mark Under Section 15 (PTO Form 1573). Combined Declaration of Use and Incontestability Under Sections 8 and 15 (PTO Form 1583). Surrender of registration for cancellation (PTO Form 2309). Section 7 Request (PTO Form 1597). Response to Office Action for PostRegistration Matters (PTO Form 2302). Request to Divide Registration (PTO Form 2310). Section 12(c) Affidavit (PTO Form 2311). Estimated annual responses (a) 2 ......... 3 ......... 4 ......... 5 ......... 6 ......... 7 ......... 8 ......... 9 ......... Total ......................................... Estimated time for response (hours) Estimated burden (hour/year) Rate 1 ($/hour) Estimated annual respondent cost burden (b) (a) × (b) = (c) (d) (c) × (d) = (e) 11,932 11,932 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 5,966 $400 $2,386,400 70,235 70,235 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 35,118 400 14,047,200 853 853 0.17 (10 minutes) ....... 145 400 58,000 72,448 72,448 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 36,224 400 14,489,600 390 390 0.17 (10 minutes) ....... 66 400 26,400 5,330 5,330 0.58 (35 minutes) ....... 3,091 400 1,236,400 12,001 12,001 0.75 (45 minutes) ....... 9,001 400 3,600,400 2,566 2,566 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 1,283 400 513,200 1 1 0.25 (15 minutes) ....... 1 400 400 175,756 175,756 ..................................... 90,895 ........................ 36,358,000 TABLE 2—BURDEN HOUR/BURDEN COST TO INDIVIDUAL OR HOUSEHOLD RESPONDENTS Item No. 1 ......... 2 ......... 3 ......... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 4 ......... 5 ......... 6 ......... Estimated annual respondents Item Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce Under Section 8 (PTO Form 1563). Combined Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce and Application for Renewal of Registration of a Mark Under Sections 8 & 9 (PTO Form 1963). Declaration of Incontestability of a Mark Under Section 15 (PTO Form 1573). Combined Declaration of Use and Incontestability Under Sections 8 and 15 (PTO Form 1583). Surrender of registration for cancellation (PTO Form 2309). Section 7 Request (PTO Form 1597). 1 2019 Report of the Economic Survey, published by the Committee on Economics of Legal Practice of the American Intellectual Property Law VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 May 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 Estimated annual responses Estimated time for response (hours) Estimated burden (hour/year) Rate 2 ($/hour) Estimated annual respondent cost burden (a) (b) (a) × (b) = (c) (d) (c) × (d) = (e) 2,983 2,983 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 1,492 $400 $596,800 17,559 17,559 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 8,780 400 3,512,000 213 213 0.17 (10 minutes) ....... 36 400 14,400 18,112 18,112 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 9,056 400 3,622,400 98 98 0.17 (10 minutes) ....... 17 400 6,800 1,332 1,332 0.58 (35 minutes) ....... 773 400 309,200 Association (AIPLA); https://www.aipla.org/detail/ journal-issue/2019-report-of-the-economic-survey. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The USPTO uses the mean rate for attorneys in private firms which is $400 per hour. E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 26017 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / Notices TABLE 2—BURDEN HOUR/BURDEN COST TO INDIVIDUAL OR HOUSEHOLD RESPONDENTS—Continued Item No. 7 ......... 8 ......... Estimated annual respondents Item Estimated annual responses Estimated time for response (hours) Estimated burden (hour/year) Rate 2 ($/hour) Estimated annual respondent cost burden (a) (b) (a) × (b) = (c) (d) (c) × (d) = (e) Response to Office Action for PostRegistration Matters (PTO Form 2302). Request to Divide Registration (PTO Form 2310). 3,000 3,000 0.75 (45 minutes) ....... 2,250 400 900,000 641 641 0.50 (30 minutes) ....... 321 400 128,400 Total ......................................... 43,938 43,938 ..................................... 22,725 ........................ 9,090,000 Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $89,646,738. This information collection has no capital startup, maintenance fees, or operating fees. However, this information collection does have filing fees and postage costs. The total annual non-hour respondent cost burden for this information collection in the form of filing fees ($89,646,625) and postage costs ($113) is approximately $89,646,738. Filing Fees depending on the number of classes. The filing fees shown here are based on the minimum fee of one class per document associated with this information collection. Filing fees are charged per class of goods or services and can vary TABLE 3—FILING FEES (NON-HOUR) COST BURDEN TRADEMARK POST REGISTRATION Item No. Item 1 ......... 2 ......... Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce Under Section 8 .................................................................. Combined Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce and Application for Renewal of Registration of a Mark Under Sections 8 & 9 (TEAS). Combined Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce and Application for Renewal of Registration of a Mark Under Sections 8 & 9 (paper). Issuing New Certificate of Registration .................................................................................................. Certificate of Correction, Registrant’s Error (TEAS) .............................................................................. Certificate of Correction, Registrant’s Error (paper) ............................................................................... Declaration of Incontestability of a Mark Under Section 15 ................................................................... Combined Declaration of Use and Incontestability Under Section 8 and 15 (TEAS) ........................... Combined Declaration of Use and Incontestability Under Section 8 and 15 (paper) ............................ Section 7 Request .................................................................................................................................. Deletion of Goods or Services after submission and prior to acceptance of a section 8 affidavit (TEAS). Deletion of Goods or Services after submission and prior to acceptance of a section 8 affidavit (paper). Request to Divide Registration ............................................................................................................... Section 12(c) Affidavit ............................................................................................................................. Total ................................................................................................................................................. 2 ......... 2 ......... 2 ......... 2 ......... 3 ......... 4 ......... 4 ......... 6 ......... 6–7 ..... 6–7 ..... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 8 ......... 9 ......... Postage Costs IV. Request for Comments Although the USPTO requires that the items in this information collection be submitted electronically, the items may, in limited situations, be submitted by mail through the United States Postal Service (USPS). The USPTO estimates that the average postage cost for a mailed submission, using a Priority Mail 2-day flat rate legal envelope, will be $8.05. The USPTO estimates approximately 14 submissions per year may be mailed to the USPTO, for a total postage cost of $113 per year. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 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 accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 2 2019 Report of the Economic Survey, published by the Committee on Economics of Legal Practice of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); https://www.aipla.org/detail/ journal-issue/2019-report-of-the-economic-survey. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 May 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated annual responses Estimated cost Estimated non-hour cost burden (a) (b) (a) × (b) = (c) 14,915 87,791 $225 525 $3,355,875 46,090,275 3 825 2,475 200 6,463 1 1,066 90,557 3 488 1,839 100 100 200 200 425 625 100 250 20,000 646,300 200 213,200 38,486,725 1,875 48,800 459,750 1 350 350 3,207 1 100 100 320,700 100 ........................ ........................ 89,646,625 (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the burden of the collection 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. The USPTO will include or summarize each comment in the request to OMB to approve this information The USPTO uses the mean rate for attorneys in private firms which is $400 per hour. E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 26018 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 12, 2021 / Notices collection. Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information (PII) in a comment, be aware that the entire comment—including PII—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask in your comment to withhold PII from public view, the 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. 2021–09972 Filed 5–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2021–SCC–0073] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2023–24 (ECLS– K:2024) Preschool Round Removal Change Request National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a no material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 11, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for proposed information collection requests should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection request by selecting ‘‘Department of Education’’ under ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ then check ‘‘Only Show ICR for Public Comment’’ checkbox. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Carrie Clarady, 202–245–6347 or email NCES.Information.Collections@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 May 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2023–24 (ECLS–K:2024) Preschool Round Removal Change Request. OMB Control Number: 1850–0750. Type of Review: No material or nonsubstantive change of a currently approved information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 46,033. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 8,655. Abstract: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) program, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), draws together information from multiple sources to provide rich, descriptive data on child development, early learning, and school progress. The ECLS program studies deliver national data on children’s status at birth and at various points thereafter; children’s transitions to nonparental care, early care and education programs, and school; and children’s experiences and growth through the elementary grades. The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2022–23 (ECLS–K:2023) is the fourth cohort in the series of early childhood longitudinal studies. The study will advance research in child development and early learning by providing a detailed and comprehensive source of PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 current information on children’s early learning and development, transitions into kindergarten and beyond, and progress through school. Collecting parent data beginning in preschool will enable the study to measure influences on children’s development before entry into formal schooling, including children’s home environments and access to early care and education. The request to conduct a field test of the ECLS–K:2023 preschool data collection activities from January through October 2020, to field test the preschool data collection materials and procedures, was approved in November 2019 (OMB# 1850–0750 v.19), with change requests approved in January and July 2020 (OMB #1850–0750 v.20–21). In April 2021, OMB approved a one year study delay (OMB #1850–0750 v.22), and the study is now the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2023–24 (ECLS–K:2024). This request is to notify OMB and the public that, following analysis of the results of the preschool field test that was carried out in 2020, NCES has decided not to go forward with the national ECLS–K: 2024 preschool round in spring 2023. No other planned procedures or features of the study will change. Approval for the fall 2022 kindergarten-first grade field test and national study recruitment will be requested in a separate submission later in 2021. Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2021–09977 Filed 5–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Charter Renewals U.S. Election Assistance Commission. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee charter renewals. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the purpose of this notice is to announce that the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has renewed the charters for the Board of Advisors, the Standards Board, and the Technical Guidelines Development Committee for a two-year period through April 13, 2023. The Board of Advisors, the Standards Board, and the Technical Guidelines Development Committee are federal advisory committees under the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1

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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; Trademark Post Registration

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of 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 and revision of an existing information collection: 0651-
0055 (Trademark Post Registration). The purpose of this notice is to 
allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the 
information collection to OMB.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this information 
collection must be received on or before July 12, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by 
any of the following methods. Do not submit Confidential Business 
Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``0651-
0055 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 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 [email protected] with ``0651-0055 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

    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 that use or intend to 
use such marks in commerce may file an application to register their 
marks with the USPTO.
    This information collection covers various communications submitted 
by individuals and businesses to the USPTO occurring after registration 
of a trademark. One type of communication is a request to amend 
registrations to delete goods or services that are no longer being used 
by the registrant or registration owner. Registered marks remain on the 
register for 10 years and can be renewed, but will be cancelled unless 
the registration owner files with the USPTO a declaration attesting to 
the continued use (or excusable non-use) of the mark in commerce, and a 
renewal application, within specific deadlines. Registration owners may 
also request to amend or divide a registration, respond to a post-
registration Office action, and surrender a registration.
    The information in this information collection is used to maintain 
the quality of the trademark register. The register information may be 
accessed by an individual or by businesses to determine the 
availability of a mark. By keeping the register current and accurate, 
parties may reduce the possibility of initiating use of a mark 
previously adopted by another.

II. Methods of Collection

    Items in this information collection must be submitted via online 
electronic submissions through the Trademark Electronic Application 
System (TEAS). In limited circumstances, applicants may also be 
permitted to submit the information in paper form by mail or hand 
delivery.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0651-0055.
    Form Numbers:

 PTO Form 1563 (Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce Under 
Section 8)
 PTO Form 1573 (Declaration of Incontestability of a Mark Under 
Section 15)
 PTO Form 1583 (Combined Declaration of Use and

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Incontestability Under Sections 8 and 15)
 PTO Form 1597 (Section 7 Request)
 PTO Form 1963 (Combined Declaration of Use of Mark in Commerce 
and Application for Renewal of Registration of a Mark Under Sections 8 
and 9)
 PTO Form 2302 (Response to Office Action for Post-Registration 
Matters)
 PTO Form 2309 (Surrender of Registration for Cancellation)
 PTO Form 2310 (Request to Divide Registration)
 PTO Form 2311 (Section 12(c) Affidavit)

    Type of Review: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Private sector; individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 219,694 respondents per year.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 219,694 responses per year.
    Estimated Time per Response: The USPTO estimates that it takes the 
public approximately between 10 minutes (0.17 hours) and 45 minutes 
(0.75 hours), depending on the complexity of the situation. This 
includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the 
appropriate documents, and submit the information to the USPTO.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hour: 113,620 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent (Hourly) Cost Burden: 
$45,448,000.
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    \1\ 2019 Report of the Economic Survey, published by the 
Committee on Economics of Legal Practice of the American 
Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); https://www.aipla.org/detail/journal-issue/2019-report-of-the-economic-survey. The USPTO uses the mean rate for attorneys in private firms 
which is $400 per hour.

                                             Table 1--Burden Hour/Burden Cost to Private Sector Respondents
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                                        Estimated       Estimated                                                                      Estimated  annual
   Item No.            Item              annual          annual       Estimated time for response    Estimated burden    Rate 1  ($/    respondent  cost
                                       respondents      responses               (hours)                (hour/year)          hour)            burden
                                                                (a)  (b)..........................    (a) x (b) = (c)             (d)    (c) x (d) = (e)
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1............  Declaration of Use            11,932          11,932  0.50 (30 minutes)............              5,966            $400         $2,386,400
                of Mark in Commerce
                Under Section 8
                (PTO Form 1563).
2............  Combined Declaration          70,235          70,235  0.50 (30 minutes)............             35,118             400         14,047,200
                of Use of Mark in
                Commerce and
                Application for
                Renewal of
                Registration of a
                Mark Under Sections
                8 & 9 (PTO Form
                1963).
3............  Declaration of                   853             853  0.17 (10 minutes)............                145             400             58,000
                Incontestability of
                a Mark Under
                Section 15 (PTO
                Form 1573).
4............  Combined Declaration          72,448          72,448  0.50 (30 minutes)............             36,224             400         14,489,600
                of Use and
                Incontestability
                Under Sections 8
                and 15 (PTO Form
                1583).
5............  Surrender of                     390             390  0.17 (10 minutes)............                 66             400             26,400
                registration for
                cancellation (PTO
                Form 2309).
6............  Section 7 Request              5,330           5,330  0.58 (35 minutes)............              3,091             400          1,236,400
                (PTO Form 1597).
7............  Response to Office            12,001          12,001  0.75 (45 minutes)............              9,001             400          3,600,400
                Action for Post-
                Registration
                Matters (PTO Form
                2302).
8............  Request to Divide              2,566           2,566  0.50 (30 minutes)............              1,283             400            513,200
                Registration (PTO
                Form 2310).
9............  Section 12(c)                      1               1  0.25 (15 minutes)............                  1             400                400
                Affidavit (PTO Form
                2311).
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                  Total............         175,756         175,756  .............................             90,895  ..............         36,358,000
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                                         Table 2--Burden Hour/Burden Cost to Individual or Household Respondents
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                                        Estimated       Estimated                                                                       Estimated annual
   Item No.            Item              annual          annual       Estimated time for response    Estimated burden    Rate 2 ($/     respondent cost
                                       respondents      responses               (hours)                (hour/year)          hour)            burden
                                                                (a)  (b)..........................    (a) x (b) = (c)             (d)    (c) x (d) = (e)
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1............  Declaration of Use             2,983           2,983  0.50 (30 minutes)............              1,492            $400           $596,800
                of Mark in Commerce
                Under Section 8
                (PTO Form 1563).
2............  Combined Declaration          17,559          17,559  0.50 (30 minutes)............              8,780             400          3,512,000
                of Use of Mark in
                Commerce and
                Application for
                Renewal of
                Registration of a
                Mark Under Sections
                8 & 9 (PTO Form
                1963).
3............  Declaration of                   213             213  0.17 (10 minutes)............                 36             400             14,400
                Incontestability of
                a Mark Under
                Section 15 (PTO
                Form 1573).
4............  Combined Declaration          18,112          18,112  0.50 (30 minutes)............              9,056             400          3,622,400
                of Use and
                Incontestability
                Under Sections 8
                and 15 (PTO Form
                1583).
5............  Surrender of                      98              98  0.17 (10 minutes)............                 17             400              6,800
                registration for
                cancellation (PTO
                Form 2309).
6............  Section 7 Request              1,332           1,332  0.58 (35 minutes)............                773             400            309,200
                (PTO Form 1597).

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7............  Response to Office             3,000           3,000  0.75 (45 minutes)............              2,250             400            900,000
                Action for Post-
                Registration
                Matters (PTO Form
                2302).
8............  Request to Divide                641             641  0.50 (30 minutes)............                321             400            128,400
                Registration (PTO
                Form 2310).
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                  Total............          43,938          43,938  .............................             22,725  ..............          9,090,000
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    Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: 
$89,646,738. This information collection has no capital startup, 
maintenance fees, or operating fees. However, this information 
collection does have filing fees and postage costs. The total annual 
non-hour respondent cost burden for this information collection in the 
form of filing fees ($89,646,625) and postage costs ($113) is 
approximately $89,646,738.
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    \2\ 2019 Report of the Economic Survey, published by the 
Committee on Economics of Legal Practice of the American 
Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); https://www.aipla.org/detail/journal-issue/2019-report-of-the-economic-survey. The USPTO uses the mean rate for attorneys in private firms 
which is $400 per hour.
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Filing Fees

    Filing fees are charged per class of goods or services and can vary 
depending on the number of classes. The filing fees shown here are 
based on the minimum fee of one class per document associated with this 
information collection.

                     Table 3--Filing Fees (Non-Hour) Cost Burden Trademark Post Registration
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                                                                  Estimated
         Item No.                          Item                    annual      Estimated cost    Estimated non-
                                                                  responses                     hour cost burden
                                                                          (a)             (b)    (a) x (b) = (c)
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1.........................  Declaration of Use of Mark in              14,915            $225         $3,355,875
                             Commerce Under Section 8.
2.........................  Combined Declaration of Use of             87,791             525         46,090,275
                             Mark in Commerce and Application
                             for Renewal of Registration of a
                             Mark Under Sections 8 & 9 (TEAS).
2.........................  Combined Declaration of Use of                  3             825              2,475
                             Mark in Commerce and Application
                             for Renewal of Registration of a
                             Mark Under Sections 8 & 9
                             (paper).
2.........................  Issuing New Certificate of                    200             100             20,000
                             Registration.
2.........................  Certificate of Correction,                  6,463             100            646,300
                             Registrant's Error (TEAS).
2.........................  Certificate of Correction,                      1             200                200
                             Registrant's Error (paper).
3.........................  Declaration of Incontestability             1,066             200            213,200
                             of a Mark Under Section 15.
4.........................  Combined Declaration of Use and            90,557             425         38,486,725
                             Incontestability Under Section 8
                             and 15 (TEAS).
4.........................  Combined Declaration of Use and                 3             625              1,875
                             Incontestability Under Section 8
                             and 15 (paper).
6.........................  Section 7 Request................             488             100             48,800
6-7.......................  Deletion of Goods or Services               1,839             250            459,750
                             after submission and prior to
                             acceptance of a section 8
                             affidavit (TEAS).
6-7.......................  Deletion of Goods or Services                   1             350                350
                             after submission and prior to
                             acceptance of a section 8
                             affidavit (paper).
8.........................  Request to Divide Registration...           3,207             100            320,700
9.........................  Section 12(c) Affidavit..........               1             100                100
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                               Total.........................  ..............  ..............         89,646,625
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Postage Costs

    Although the USPTO requires that the items in this information 
collection be submitted electronically, the items may, in limited 
situations, be submitted by mail through the United States Postal 
Service (USPS). The USPTO estimates that the average postage cost for a 
mailed submission, using a Priority Mail 2-day flat rate legal 
envelope, will be $8.05. The USPTO estimates approximately 14 
submissions per year may be mailed to the USPTO, for a total postage 
cost of $113 per year.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.

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 shall 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 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. The USPTO will include or summarize each comment in the 
request to OMB to approve this information

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collection. Before including an address, phone number, email address, 
or other personal identifying information (PII) in a comment, be aware 
that the entire comment--including PII--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you may ask in your comment to withhold PII from 
public view, the 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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