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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2008
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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, 2008)
Activity Ex Parte Cancellations Use Interference Opposition Total
Cases pending as of 9/30/07, total 2,732 1,847 102 - 7,683 12,364
Cases filed during FY 2008 3,837 1,648  44 - 6,748 12,277
Disposals during FY 2008, total 4,393 1,764  54 - 6,701 12,912
Before hearing 3,809 1,715  54 - 6,539 12,117
After hearing   584    49   - -   162    795
Cases pending as of 9/30/08, total 2,176 1,731  92 - 7,730 11,729
Awaiting decision    37     5   - -    18     60
In process before hearingRead Footnote 11 2,139 1,726  92 - 7,712 11,669

Requests for extension of time to oppose FY 2008
    -     -   - -     - 21,465

Notes:

- Represents zero.

1: Includes suspended cases. (back to text)

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