Table 15: Summary of Trademark Examining Activities
Applications for Registration:
|Applications including Additional Classes||375,428||296,388||258,873||267,218||298,489|
|Disposal of Trademark Applications:|
|Registrations including Additional Classes||127,794||124,502||164,457||185,182||155,991|
|Abandonments including Additional Classes||101,099||142,973||120,102||119,858||109,931|
Trademark First Actions including Additional Classes
|Applications Approved for Publication including Additional Classes||203,251||235,419||217,487||168,235||186,271|
|1946 Act Principal Register||73,888||61,152||81,096||83,022||65,797|
|ITU-Statements of Use Registered||27,170||36,188||45,064||54,046||49,479|
|1946 Act Supplemental Register||5,325||4,974||7,065||6,356||4,780|
|Total Certificates of Registration||106,383||102,314||133,225||143,424||120,056|
|Section 9 Applications Filed||24,435||24,174||34,325||35,210||32,352|
|Section 8 Applications Filed 3||24,099||24,167||34,271||34,189||32,389|
|Affidavits, Sec. 8/15:|
|Affidavits for Benefits:|
|Under Sec. 12(c)||1||9|
|Published Under Sec. 12(c)||3||15||26||5||4|
|Amendments to Allege Use Filed||8,971||8,582||8,261||8,458||9,414|
|Statements of Use Filed||36,119||47,811||53,974||67,222||57,731|
|Notice of Allowance Issued||120,177||120,166||158,868||139,332||108,684|
Total Active Certificates of Registration
Pendency - Average Months:
|Between Filing and Examiner's First Action||5.7||2.7||4.3||5||6.6|
|Between Filing, Registration (Use Applications) Abandonments, and NOA's - including suspended and inter partes proceedings||17.3||17.8||19.9||19.8||19.5|
|Between Filing, Registration (Use Applications) Abandonments. and NOA's - excluding suspended and inter partes proceedings||16.0||16.4||18.3||16.2||16.2|
"Applications filed" refers simply to the number of individual trademark applications received by the PTO. There are, however, 47 different classes of items in which a trademark may be registered. An application must request registration in at least one class, but may request registration in multiple classes. Each class application must be individually researched for registerability. "Applications filed, including additional classes" reflects this fact, and therefore more accurately reflects the Trademark business workload. 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. (back to text)
2: Renewal of registration is required beginning 10 years following registration concurrent with 20 - year renewals coming due. (back to text)
3: Section 8 Affidavit is required for filing a renewal beginning October 30, 1999 (FY 2000) with the implementation of the Trademark Law Treaty. (back to text)
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.