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Applying online for U.S. trademarks has gained steady popularity

Online trademark applications have increased steadily since 1999. Corporate Legal Times showed a graphic of the rise of electronic applications, based on data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. I estimated the numbers for the table below. The final entry covers the first quarter of FY2005 (the USPTO fiscal year begins Oct. 1.)

Year Est. %
1999 8%
2000 12%
2001 23%
2002 37%
2003 58%
2004 72%
Q12005 80%