Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What Happened at the USPTO on...

Christmas?


58 new filings on Xmas

New Year's Eve?



562 -- seems folks were staying in

and on New Year's Day?



55 -- and were taking it easy

These 3 snapshots make a great point: trademarks don't take a day off. Even on holidays, folks out there are filing for trademarks.

Now, let's take a look at any old average day at the USPTO. Last Wednesday, the 16th:


1100! That's quite the jump.

Hundreds even thousands of marks are being filed every day and I hate to speculate but I'm almost positive that most of those marks that are owned by smaller businesses or by individuals are not doing their due diligence in researching their marks or having the application completed properly. I'll devote a couple of more posts elaborating on these points.

Side note: The most interesting sounding mark out of the bunch, in my little opinion, is Serial Number 77-359209 for the Unsinkable Betsy Ross.

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