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Table 15: Summary of Trademark Examining Activities

 

TABLE 15: SUMMARY OF TRADEMARK EXAMINING ACTIVITIES
(FY 2001 - FY 2005)
ITEM
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Applications for Registration:
Applications including Additional Classes
  296,388
  258,873
  267,218
  298,489
  323,501
Applications Filed
  232,939
  207,287
  218,596
  244,848
  258,527
Disposal of Trademark Applications:
Registrations including Additional Classes
  124,502
  164,457
  185,182
  155,991
  143,396
Abandonments including Additional Classes
  142,973
  120,102
  119,858
  109,931
  108,879

Trademark First Actions including Additional Classes
  464,618
  253,187
  276,568
  268,865
  317,757
Applications Approved for Publication including Additional Classes
  235,419
  217,487
  168,235
  186,271
  211,624


Certificates of Registration Issued:  Read Footnote 1 1  

1946 Act Principal Register
   61,152
   81,096
   83,022
   65,797
   63,088
Principal Register
         
ITU-Statements of Use Registered
   36,188
   45,064
   54,046
   49,479
   43,930
1946 Act Supplemental Register
    4,974
    7,065
    6,356
    4,780
    5,477
Total Certificates of Registration
  102,314
  133,225
  143,424
  120,056
  112,495


Renewal of Registration:  Read Footnote 2 2  

Section 9 Applications Filed
   24,174
   34,325
   35,210
   32,352
   39,354
Section 8 Applications Filed
 Read Footnote 3 3
   24,167
   34,271
   34,189
   32,389
   39,659
Registrations Renewed
   31,477
   29,957
   34,370
   34,735
   32,279
Affidavits, Sec. 8/15:
         
Affidavits Filed
   33,547
   39,484
   43,151
   41,157
   47,752
Affidavits Disposed
   37,092
   35,375
   39,603
   40,765
   41,466
Affidavits for Benefits:
         
Under Sec. 12(c)
        -         -
      1
      9
      1
Published Under Sec. 12(c)
       15
       26
        5
        4
        3
Amendments to Allege Use Filed
    8,582
    8,261
    8,458
    9,414
    9,497
Statements of Use Filed
   47,811
   53,974
   67,222
   57,731
   54,182
Notice of Allowance Issued
  120,166
  158,868
  139,332
  108,684
  108,268

Total Active Certificates of Registration
1,063,164
1,116,200
1,184,888
1,216,691
1,255,570

Pendency - Average Months:
         
Between Filing and Examiner's First Action
      2.7
      4.3
      5.4
      6.6
      6.3
Between Filing, Registration (Use Applications) Abandonments, and NOA's - including suspended and inter partes proceedings
     17.8
     19.9
     19.8
     19.5
     19.6
Between Filing, Registration (Use Applications) Abandonments. and NOA's - excluding suspended and inter partes proceedings
     16.4
     18.3
     16.2
     16.2
     17.2


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) 

 

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