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Table 15: Summary of Trademark Examining Activities

TABLE 15: SUMMARY OF TRADEMARK EXAMINING ACTIVITIES
(FY 2000 - FY 2004)
ITEM 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Applications for Registration:
Applications including Additional Classes   375,428   296,388   258,873   267,218   298,489
Applications Filed   296,490   232,939   207,287   218,596   244,848
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
  352,325   464,618   253,187   276,568   268,865
Applications Approved for Publication including Additional Classes   203,251   235,419   217,487   168,235   186,271


Certificates of Registration Issued: Read Footnote 1 1

1946 Act Principal Register    73,888    61,152    81,096    83,022    65,797
Principal Register          
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


Renewal of Registration: Read Footnote 2 2

Section 9 Applications Filed    24,435    24,174    34,325    35,210    32,352
Section 8 Applications Filed Read Footnote 3 3    24,099    24,167    34,271    34,189    32,389
Registrations Renewed     8,821    31,477    29,957    34,370    34,735
Affidavits, Sec. 8/15:          
Affidavits Filed    28,920    33,547    39,484    43,151    41,157
Affidavits Disposed    28,894    37,092    35,375    39,603    40,765
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
1,020,126 1,063,164 1,116,200 1,184,888 1,216,691

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


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.

"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)

 

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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