Saturday, November 18, 2006

PTO Issues Notice Re TARR Publication Date Errors

On November 15, 2006, the USPTO issued the following Notice regarding certain errors in the TARR publication dates for 970 applications published for opposition on October 24, 2006.

Files on Tarr with Erroneous Publication Date Promptly Corrected

For a short period of time, there were approximately 970 applications that showed two Official Gazette publication dates on the Trademark Applications and Registrations Retrieval database (TARR). In one field, TARR erroneously listed the publication date as October 31, 2006, while in another field, TARR listed the publication date as October 24, 2006. The actual publication date for all of these applications was October 24, 2006.

Upon discovery of the conflicting entries in TARR, the Office promptly corrected the inaccuracies. At present, TARR indicates the correct publication date, as well as the appropriate status, for all of the applications.. Notices of opposition, or extensions of time to oppose, for these applications must be received within thirty days after the publication date of October 24, 2006.


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