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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Design Patenting In Design Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 1999 - 2013 Design Patent Grants,
By Calendar Year of Grant
With Design Patent Counts Based on Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Organizations Receiving 3 or More Design Patents During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class D17, Musical Instruments

( design class is determined by the primary classification assigned to the patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( patent ownership is determined by the first-named assignee listed on the design patent )

The following table displays first-named assignees and counts of their associated design patents, as distributed by the year of patent grant.
First-Named Assignee 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 35 22 35 20 32 21 18 38 22 47 26 36 34 29 44 459
YAMAHA CORPORATION 14 6 3 1 7 6 15 3 15 18 14 6 0 5 6 119
CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD. 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 24
FIRST ACT, INC. 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 4 4 3 2 0 0 0 1 21
ROLAND CORPORATION 0 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 1 3 0 20
PEAVEY ELECTRONICS CORP. 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 11
GIBSON GUITAR CORP. 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
SUNGEUM MUSIC CO., LTD 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
LEGENDARY SOUND INTERNATIONAL LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 5
CANNONBALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
DRUM WORKSHOP, INC. 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
HEFLEN CONCEPTIONS LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
LATIN PERCUSSION, INC. 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
BEST BRASS CORPORATION 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
EIGENLABS LIMITED 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
EVETS CORPORATION 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
FAMOUS DRUM COMPANY, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3
MARCODI MUSICAL PRODUCTS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
PROLOGIX PERCUSSION 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
TEAM INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CO., LTD. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
THINGS 4 STRINGS, LLC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
TOPWAY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE COMPANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3



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