New PTO "TSDR " System Will Put "Feathers" Database Program in Jeopardy
The many avid users of the "Feathers" trademark database program, the brainchild of Carl Oppedahl, have been rocked by the USPTO's announcement (here) that on or about December 16th it will introduce a new system, Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR 1.0), that will "redefine the way Trademark status data and all documents will be displayed to the public." The PTO notes that "at a currently undetermined point, both TARR and TDR will disappear. Until then, the links for both TARR and TDR will take the user to an 'interim' page, from which either the existing system can be reached or the new TSDR 1.0 can be accessed."
One can only hope that Carl Oppedahl will come up with a prompt fix for "Feathers." Or maybe the USPTO could delay implementation of the new system until "Feathers" is made compatible? Craig Morris, please pick up the white courtesy phone!