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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, 2005)
ACTIVITY
EX PARTE CANCELLATIONS USE INTERFERENCE OPPOSITION TOTAL
Cases pending as of 9/30/05, total 2,533 1,766 102 - 6,457 10,858
Cases filed during FY 2005 2,536 1,368  52 - 4,696  8,652
Disposals during FY 2005, total 2,169 1,402  53 - 5,031  8,655
Before hearing 1,822 1,381  53 - 4,946  8,202
After hearing   347    21   - -    85    453
Cases pending as of 9/30/05, total 2,900 1,732 101 - 6,122 10,855
Awaiting decision    91     9   - -    32    132
In process before hearing  Read Footnote 1 1 2,809 1,723 101 - 6,090 10,723

Requests for extension of time to oppose
    -     -   - -     -      -

Notes:

- Represents zero.

 1: Includes suspended cases.  (back to text) 

 

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