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.
The report lists the following details; the foreign correspondent, owner and trademark registration. There may be correspondents or owners on the list that you have an existing relationship with or have previously done work for, or perhaps would like to. Why not be proactive and use this information to effectively development more business for your practice?
The partial report viewable here is updated frequently, so check back here again to see more. The full report is available each week by subscription only. Contact us for details.
Note that we can also compile similar reports for business development purposes reviewing domestic petitions for Cancellations and/or Oppositions. Let us know if you would be interested to receive these as well.
And if you’re not already aware of these popular business development tools, check them out…
- 2(d) Citation Watch – a unique view each week on all marks that have been refused under 2(d), organized by correspondent or by owner. See if any of your marks have been cited by the examiner, potentially blocking new applicants.
- Patent Citation Watch – portfolio-wide coverage of your patents for instances when the examiner has cited any of your patents.