Breaking Records at the USPTO
For the 2nd year in a row, the USPTO has surpassed their trademark related goals:
"* USPTO's trademark examining attorneys examined a record 323,527 applications.
* Quality was 97.4 percent.
* The quality results exceeded fiscal year 2007 targets.
* The average time from filing an initial trademark application to a preliminary decision from an examining attorney (first action) was below 3 months."
That last fact is definitely a welcome one for trademark specialists & potential trademark owners. Having the application prepared correctly helps the process along.