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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2009
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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, 2009)
Activity Ex Parte Cancellations Use Interference Opposition Total
Cases pending as of 9/30/08, total 2,176 1,731  92 - 7,730 11,729
Cases filed during FY 2009 3,321 1,392  42 - 5,307 10,062
Disposals during FY 2009, total 3,964 1,605  56 - 6,912 12,537
Before hearing 3,454 1,573  56 - 6,748 11,831
After hearing   510    32   - -   164    706
Cases pending as of 9/30/09, total 1,533 1,518  78 - 6,125  9,254
Awaiting decision    41     2   - -    24     67
In process before hearingRead Footnote 11 1,492 1,516  78 - 6,101  9,187

Requests for extension of time to oppose FY 2009
    -     -   - -     - 17,305

Notes:

- Represents zero.

1: Includes suspended cases. (back to text)

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