As the PTO is soliciting public comment on the potential amendment to the first filing deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use under Section 8 (and Section 71), we’ve compiled some analytics on the actual number of renewals for all trademark registrations filed in 2005. We used this basis-year to indicate the general trend, as… Read More


As many have come to expect, here is our annual compilation of firms that filed the most oppositions in 2011*. Click on the [+] to expand details for each firm to show all plaintiffs and case links. Aside from the top 3 firms, the differences between most firms are quite close. There are actually 41… Read More


Here’s a snapshot of pending (extension of protection of) international registrations filed under section 66(a) that have recently received a first office action (refused). The list is filtered to show only the applications of foreign owners without domestic representation. Download Report The report lists the following details; the foreign correspondent, owner and trademark registration. There… Read More


We pleased to announce that the US Department of Homeland Security has recently awarded Towergate Software the contract to monitor its entire portfolio of trademarks. Our unique methodologies and proprietary software will provide optimal watch coverage on a worldwide basis for the variety of Homeland Security marks, including many design marks, spanning the various government… Read More


We’re happy to announce that the latest World Trademark Review magazine (Oct/Nov ’11) includes an article on “10 of the best online trademark tools“, in which our own 2(d) Citation Watch has been listed. Although technically not an online tool (although it is delivered via email and will eventually be downloadable as well) it further… Read More


Just launched is our new TM search tool to assist your clearance and knockout searches, by providing you with one-of-a-kind information to help you predict prosecution outcomes. Armed with examples of similar marks that have been previously opposed or refused by the examiner under 2(d) or 2(e), you can now make more informed decisions and… Read More