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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, 2010)
Activity Ex Parte Cancellations Concurrent Use Interference Opposition Total
Cases pending as of 9/30/09, total 1,533 1,518 78 - 6,125 9,254
Cases filed during FY 2010 2,895 1,374 21 - 4,513 8,803
Disposals during FY 2010, total 2,998 1,436 29 - 5,185 9,648
Before hearing 2,677 1,410 28 - 5,076 9,191
After hearing 321 26 1 - 109 457
Cases pending as of 9/30/10, total 1,430 1,456 70 - 5,453 8,409
Awaiting decision 84 7 - - 36 127
In process before hearing1 1,346 1,449 70 - 5,417 8,282

Requests for extension of time to oppose FY 2010
- - - - - 15,424

Notes:

- Represents zero.

1: Includes suspended cases. (back to text)

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