USPTO responds to the surge in trademark applications

Published on: 06/25/2021 13:14 PM

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Trademark Alert

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USPTO responds to the surge in trademark applications

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is experiencing a huge surge in trademark application filings which has resulted in a significant increase in unexamined application inventory. As a result, some applicants are experiencing longer than normal wait times at various stages of the application process, such as being assigned to an examining attorney and receiving responses to office actions.

See current wait times on the USPTO website. The USPTO is working hard to restore timely service for trademark customers. You can read more about the causes for the surge and what the USPTO is doing about it in Commissioner Gooder’s blog post, "What a huge surge in trademark filings means for applicants." As always, you can see performance metrics on the trademarks dashboard of the USPTO data visualization center.