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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2007
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TABLE 15: SUMMARY OF TRADEMARK EXAMINING ACTIVITIES
(FY 2003 - FY 2007)
Item 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Applications for Registration:
Applications including Additional Classes   267,218   298,489   323,501   354,775   394,368
Applications Filed   218,596   244,848   258,527   275,790   298,796
Disposal of Trademark Applications:
Registrations including Additional Classes   185,182   155,991   143,396   188,899   194,327
Abandonments including Additional Classes   119,858   109,931   108,879   126,884   129,200
Trademark First Actions including Additional Classes   276,568   268,865   317,757   405,998   455,802
Applications Approved for Publication including Additional Classes   168,235   186,271   211,624   288,042   344,617

Certificates of Registration Issued:Read Footnote 11

1946 Act Principal Register    83,022    65,797    63,088    95,188    98,564
Principal Register          
ITU-Statements of Use Registered    54,046    49,479    43,930    45,720    44,108
1946 Act Supplemental Register     6,356     4,780     5,477     6,210     7,392
Total Certificates of Registration   143,424   120,056   112,495   147,118   150,064

Renewal of Registration:Read Footnote 22

Section 9 Applications Filed    35,210    32,352    39,354    36,939    40,786
Section 8 Applications FiledRead Footnote 33    34,189    32,389    39,659    36,952    40,798
Registrations Renewed    34,370    34,735    32,279    37,305    47,336
Affidavits, Sec. 8/15:          
Affidavits Filed    43,151    41,157    47,752    48,444    49,241
Affidavits Disposed    39,603    40,765    41,466    45,676    55,888
Affidavits for Benefits:          
Under Sec. 12(c)         1         9         1         -         4
Published Under Sec. 12(c)         5         4         3         1        13
Amendments to Allege Use Filed     8,458     9,414     9,497    10,007     9,646
Statements of Use Filed    67,222    57,731    54,182    67,543    76,866
Notice of Allowance Issued   139,332   108,684   108,268   164,752   172,422
Total Active Certificates of Registration 1,184,888 1,216,691 1,255,570 1,322,155 1,380,150

Pendency - Average Months:
         
Between Filing and Examiner's First Action       5.4       6.6       6.3       4.8       2.9
Between Filing, Registration (Use Applications) Abandonments and NOA's - including suspended and inter partes proceedings      19.8      19.5      19.6      18.0      15.1
Between Filing, Registration (Use Applications) Abandonments and NOA's - excluding suspended and inter partes proceedings      16.2      16.2      17.2      15.5      13.4

Notes:

- Represents zero.

1: With the exception of Certificates of Registration, Renewal of Registration, Affidavits filed under Section 8/15 and 12(c), the workload count includes extra classes.

“Applications filed” refers simply to the number of individual trademark applications received by the USPTO. There are, however, 47 different classes of items in which a trademark may be registered. An application must request registration in at least one class, but may request registration in multiple classes. Each class application must be individually researched for registerability. “Applications filed, including additional classes” reflects this fact, and therefore more accurately reflects the Trademark business workload. With the exception of Certificates of Registration, Renewal of Registration, Affidavits filed under Section 8/15 and 12(c), the workload count includes extra classes. (back to text)

2: Renewal of registration is required beginning 10 years following registration concurrent with 20 - year renewals coming due. (back to text)

3: Section 8 Affidavit is required for filing a renewal beginning October 30, 1999 (FY 2000) with the implementation of the Trademark Law Treaty. (back to text)

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