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Table 15: Summary of Trademark Examining Activities

TABLE 15: SUMMARY OF TRADEMARK EXAMINING ACTIVITIES
(FY 1999 - FY 2003)
ITEM 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Applications for Registration:
    Applications including Additional Classes
295,165   375,428   296,388   258,873   267,218
    Applications Filed
240,308   296,490   232,939   207,287   218,596
Disposal of Trademark Applications:
    Registrations including Additional Classes
104,324   127,794   124,502   164,457   185,182
    Abandonments including Additional Classes
 77,184   101,099   142,973   120,102   119,858
Trademark First Actions including Additional Classes
338,937   352,325   464,618   253,187   276,568
Applications Approved for Publication including Additional Classes
181,366   203,251   235,419   217,487   168,235
Certificates of Registration Issued:  1
    1946 Act Principal Register
 57,046    73,888    61,152    81,096    83,022
    Principal Register
         
        ITU-Statements of Use Registered
 26,810    27,170    36,188    45,064    54,046
    1946 Act Supplemental Register
  3,918     5,325     4,974     7,065     6,356
Total Certificates of Registration
 87,774   106,383   102,314   133,225   143,424
Renewal of Registration:  2
    Section 9 Applications Filed
  7,944    24,435    24,174    34,325    35,210
    Section 8 Applications Filed  3
    N/A    24,099    24,167    34,271    34,189
    Registrations Renewed
  6,280     8,821    31,477    29,957    34,370
Affidavits, Sec. 8/15:
         
    Affidavits Filed
 33,104    28,920    33,547    39,484    43,151
    Affidavits Disposed
 29,119    28,894    37,092    35,375    39,603
Affidavits for Benefits:
         
    Under Sec. 12(c)
         
        Published Under Sec. 12(c)
      8         3        15        26         5
Amendments to Allege Use Filed
  3,554     8,971     8,582     8,261     8,458
Statements of Use Filed
 34,367    36,119    47,811    53,974    67,222
Notice of Allowance Issued
 82,940   120,177   120,166   158,868   139,332

Total Active Certificates of Registration
931,273 1,020,126 1,063,164 1,116,200 1,184,888
Pendency - Average Months:
         
      Between Filing and Examiner's First Action
    4.6       5.7       2.7       4.3         5
      Between Filing, Registration (Use Applications)
      Abandonments, and NOA's
   18.9      17.3      17.8      19.9      19.8
      Between Filing and Issuing a NOA (Intent to Use
      Applications)
   18.9      16.0      16.4      18.3      16.2

Notes:

 1/ With the exception of Certificates of Registration, Renewal of Registration, Affidavits filed under Section 8/15 and 12(c), the workload count includes extra classes.  

 2/ Renewal of registration is required beginning 10 years following registration concurrent with 20 - year renewals coming due.  

 3/ Section 8 Affidavit is required for filing a renewal beginning October 30, 1999 (FY 2000) with the implementation of the Trademark Law Treaty.  


Workload Sources:

Applications Filed are taken from the TRAMPY10AR01 Report.
Registration and Post Registration data is taken from the TRAM Megaspec TMIIMC38-PO1 and TMIIFY15-PO1 Report.
Abandonments are taken from the TRAM TMIIMR08 - PO1 Report.
First Actions and Approvals for Publication are taken from the TRAM Progress Summary Report.
Pendency is taken from the TRAM Examination Pendency Plus Suspended/Inter Partes Cases TMIIPE05-PO3.
Statements of Use are taken from the TRAM TMIIFY20-PO1 Report.
Notices of Allowance Issued are taken from the TMAM TMIIFY25-PO1 Report.
Total Active TM registrations are taken from the TMIIXS40-01TRAM Data Base Statistics report.


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