USPTO Trademark Case Files Dataset

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USPTO Trademark Case Files
Dataset

USPTO Office of Chief Economist

World Intellectual Property Organization

31 January 2013

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Agenda


U.S. Trademark System Background


Trademark Case Files Dataset


Organizational Structure


Data Coverage


Data Files


User Resources


Planned Data Releases


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U.S. Trademark System Background


Common law trademark system


Federal registration affords additional rights


Eligibility requirements (absolute grounds)


Use in commerce (or bona fide intent to use)


Inherent or acquired distinctiveness


Relative grounds for refusal


Nice classification (since 01Sept1973)


Inter partes
opposition and cancellation proceedings


Principal & Supplemental Register

3

U.S. Trademark System Background


Registration maintenance and renewal


Sixth
-
year maintenance


establish continued use
on good/services listed prior to the end of the sixth
-
year of registration


Renewal


establish continued use and file renewal
application prior to the end of each successive
renewal term:


Issued on or after 16Nov1989


10
-
year terms


Issued/Renewed prior to 16Nov1989


20
-
year
term until first renewal event after 16Nov1989;
10
-
year terms thereafter

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Trademark Case Files Dataset


Derived from USPTO main database for administering
trademark applications and registrations


6.7 million serial no. observations


Filing or registrations dates between Mar1823
-
Jan2012

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Organizational Structure

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Data Coverage: Registrations

7

Data Coverage: Applications

8

Data Files


case_file

serial

number
count

mean

Mark
registration

4,007,943

0.598

Live registration

1,763,364

0.263

Mark application

2,699,765

0.402

Pending application

417,749

0.062

Trademark

3,988,072

0.595

Service mark

2,102,587

0.313

Use

2,837,358

0.423

Intent to
use

2,782,273

0.415

Observations

6,707,708



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per serial
number

secondary data file

count

mean

sd

event

79,226,385

13.475

9.075

owner

13,813,383

2.363

1.109

classification

7,238,351

1.237

0.833

statement

11,779,403

2.024

1.272

design_search

3,721,378

2.949

2.016

prior_mark

1,627,902

2.101

2.260

foreign_app

316,702

1.080

0.480

madrid_intl_file

33,704

1.091

0.343

Case_file

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Primary data file


bibliographic or “front page” data


Identifiers


serial no., registration no., international registration no.


Dates


filing, publication, abandonment, registration, renewal,
cancellation


Status code/date


Pending or abandoned application


Live or dead registration


Mark text & drawing code


Indicators


Legal bases at filing and current


Mark type


trade, service, collective, certification


Design elements


3D, color


Acquired distinctiveness


Various prosecution events


amendments, pending proceedings

Case_file: Filing & Registration Trends

11

Case_file: Use vs. Intended Use

12

Case_file: Live Registrations

13

Correspondent_domrep_attorney

14


Extract from
case_file

source XML


Correspondent


Attorney


Domestic representative


Event

15


Event(s) recorded during prosecution for each serial no.


Docketing, office actions, abandonment,
publication for opposition, TTAB proceedings,
maintenance, renewal, cancellation/expiration


Code


Sequence


Category type


Date (recordation)


Event description (Appendix II)

Event:1995 filing year based on use

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Owner

17


Owner record(s) for each serial no.


Owner type


Within type sequence


Name


Address (street, city, state, country, postal code)


Nationality (state or country of origin)


Legal entity code


Alternative names/Composed of


Name_change (owner_id)


Assignment name change description

Owner: Legal Status

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Classification

19


Primary class(es) for each serial no.


Class


Status code/date


Date of first use anywhere


Date of first use in commerce


Nice class count


U.S. class count


Intl_class (class_id)


US_class (class_id)

Classification: Classes per serial no.

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Classification: Filing lag

21

Statement

22


Text statement(s) appearing on application or
registration for each serial no.


Code


Text


Goods and services


Mark descriptions


Disclaimers


Certification mark statement


Concurrent use statement

Design_search

23


Design search code(s) for each serial no.


Code


Category.Division.Section


Example:


19.09.06


Category 19


Baggage, containers,
bottles


Division 9


Bottles, jars, flasks


Section 6


Bottles, jars or flasks with
ribbing or other surface relief


Prior_mark

24


Prior registration(s) and/or application(s) for which
applicant claims ownership:


Prior no. (serial no. or registration no.)


Type


Potential error indicator (constructed)

Prior_mark: Citation lag

25

Foreign_app

26


Foreign application(s) for which applicant claims
priority:


Application country of origin


Foreign application no., filing date, and sequence
of record entry


Foreign registration no., registration date, and
expiration date


Foreign renewal no., renewal date, and expiration
date

Madrid_intl_file

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Madrid international filing record(s) for each serial no.


International registration no., registration date, and
renewal date


Sequence


Status code/date


Response to irregularity date


Date USPTO received international filing request


USPTO reference no.


Madrid_event (mir_id)


Event(s) recorded during
Madrid processing


Code, date, and sequence



User Resources

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USPTO Trademark Case Files Dataset


http://www.uspto.gov/ip/officechiefecon/tm_casefiles.jsp



Working Paper


http://www.uspto.gov/ip/officechiefecon/USPTO_Trademark_Case_
Files_Dataset_Descriptions_Lessons_Insights_January2013.pdf


Trademark Applications Documentation (TAD)


www.uspto.gov/products/tmdailyapp
-
documentation.pdf



Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) and other manuals
and guides


http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/resources/index.jsp



Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR)


http://tsdr.uspto.gov/



Office of the Chief Economist:
EconomicsData@uspto.gov



Amanda.Fila@uspto.gov

[Amanda.Myers]

Planned Data Releases

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Trademark Case Files 2012 Update


Trademark Assignments Database


Patent Assignments Database