The OCE has released the following datasets for download. For each, the OCE developed supplementary documentation providing comprehensive descriptions of these data and offering initial findings.
Trademark Case Files Dataset
The Trademark Case Files Dataset contains detailed information on 6.7 million trademark applications filed with or registrations issued by the USPTO between March 1823 and January 2012. It is derived from the USPTO main database for administering trademarks and includes data on mark characteristics and designs, prosecution events, ownership, classification, renewal history, foreign priority, and international registration.
Trademark Assignment Dataset
The USPTO allows parties to record assignments of trademark applications and registrations to maintain a complete history of claimed interests in a mark. The Trademark Assignment Dataset contains detailed information on 786,931 assignments and other transactions recorded at the USPTO between 1952 and 2013 and involving 1,491,485 million unique trademark properties.
The release of these data is consistent with the agency’s responsibility under 35 USC 2 to make information about patents and trademarks available to the public. Providing research datasets to allow for study of the economics of patents and trademarks is also an element in the USPTO economics research agenda. Furthermore, it supports the Obama administration’s policy championing transparency and access to government under the “data.gov” umbrella of initiatives.