Thursday, January 26, 2012

Feathers! Survives: USPTO Will Continue TARR Database

Noting that the trademark user community has raised concerns about the retirement of "old" TARR [see, for example, this TTABlog post], the USPTO has announced [here] that it will "continue to service the 'old' TARR links beyond the February 29th date when the 'old' front page of the USPTO web site will be retired." This is good news for the many trademark practitioners who rely on Carl Oppedahl's fabulous (and free) "Feathers!" trademark database program.

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2012.


At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Michael Feigin - Patent Lawyer said...

Are there any other Feathers-like programs, e.g. to get registration date and calculate upcoming deadlines?

At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John -- In the past week, Feathers seems to have bitten the dust. Was there a recent change to the TARR database to put the final nail in the Feathers coffin?

At 1:46 PM, Blogger John L. Welch said...

Yes, the PTO changes in March 2013 have plucked Feathers! from our grasp. For more details, to go the website. You may sign up for the featers@ listserve there.


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