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Table 24: Summary of Contested Trademark Cases

TABLE 24: SUMMARY OF CONTESTED TRADEMARK CASES
(Within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as of September 30, 2011)
Activity Ex Parte Cancellations Concurrent Use Interference Opposition Total
Cases pending as of 9/30/10, total 1,430 1,456 70 - 5,453 8,409
Cases filed during FY 2011 2,639 1,362 39 - 4,985 9,025
Disposals during FY 2011, total 2,856 1,298 33 - 4,972 9,159
Before hearing 2,525 1,275 33 - 4,874 8,707
After hearing 331 23 - - 98 452
Cases pending as of 9/30/11, total 1,213 1,520 76 - 5,466 8,275
Awaiting decision 161 12 - - 40 213
In process before hearing1 1,052 1,508 76 - 5,426 8,062

Requests for extension of time to oppose FY 2011
16,420 - - - - 16,420

Notes:

- Represents zero.

1: Includes suspended cases. (back to text)

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