Patent and Trademark Office July 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees”
Document Number: 2018-15877
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. Title: Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees. OMB Control Number: 0651-0016. Form Number(s):
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Fee Deficiency Submissions
Document Number: 2018-15612
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to comment on the proposed renewal of this information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Removal of Rules Governing Trademark Interferences
Document Number: 2018-15163
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) amends the Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases to remove the rules governing trademark interferences. This rule arises out of the USPTO's work during FY 2017 to identify and propose regulations for removal, modification, and streamlining because they are outdated, unnecessary, ineffective, costly, or unduly burdensome on the agency or the private sector. The revisions put into effect the work the USPTO has done, in part through its participation in the Regulatory Reform Task Force (Task Force) established by the Department of Commerce (Department or Commerce) pursuant to Executive Order 13777, to review and identify regulations that are candidates for removal.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-14497
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The Acting Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee on February 13, 2018.
Patent Reexaminations and Supplemental Examinations
Document Number: 2018-14385
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 invites comments on a proposed extension of an existing information collection: 0651-0064 (Patent Reexaminations and Supplemental Examinations).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; “Trademark Petitions”
Document Number: 2018-14384
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
USPTO Websites Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2018-14383
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on a proposed new information collection.