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Table 23: Summary of Contested Trademark Cases

TABLE 23: SUMMARY OF CONTESTED TRADEMARK CASES
(Within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as of September 30, 2004)
ACTIVITY
EX PARTE CANCELLATIONS USE INTERFERENCE OPPOSITION TOTAL
Cases pending as of 9/30/04, total 2,101 2,129 113 - 6,875 11,218
Cases filed during FY 2004 2,471 1,381  30 - 4,629  8,511
Disposals during FY 2004, total 2,039 1,744  41 - 5,047  8,871
Before hearing 1,607 1,707  41 - 4,922  8,277
After hearing   432    37   - -   125    594
Cases pending as of 9/30/04, total 2,533 1,766 102 - 6,457 10,858
Awaiting decision    48     2   - -    24     74
In process before hearing Read Footnote 1 1 2,485 1,764 102 - 6,433 10,784

Requests for extension of time to oppose
          23,213

Notes:

- Represents zero.

1: Includes suspended cases. (back to text)


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