COVID-19 has not significantly impacted TTAB filings in fiscal year (FY) 2020.   It has, however, negatively impacted some performance goals. That is the conclusion of the FY 2020 report posted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Our previous article on TTAB activities during COVID may be found here.

A.  FY 2020- TTAB filings: 

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board recently released its TTAB filing statistics for fiscal year 2018.   These updated figures include year-to-year changes in the filing of appeals, notices of oppositions, and petitions for cancellations.  It also provides useful information on the disposition of cases.

Highlights include the following:  (percentage in parentheses signifies change over 2017)