The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on information collection under the Fastener Quality Act of 1999 (FQA).
To ensure that certain fasteners can be traced to their manufacturers and to protect against the sale of mismarked, misrepresented, or counterfeit fasteners, certain industrial fasteners must bear an insignia identifying the manufacturer. Manufacturers of fasteners covered by the FQA must submit an application to the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for recordal of the insignia on the Fastener Insignia Register.
Comments are invited on:
(a) 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) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information;
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
(d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.
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