An Anatomy of U.S. Firms Seeking Trademark Registration

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Emin Dinlersoz

Center for Economic Studies - US Census Bureau

Nathan Goldschlag

Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

Amanda Myers

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Nikolas Jason Zolas

U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies; University of California, Davis

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Date Written: May 2018

Abstract

This paper reports on the construction of a new dataset that combines data on trademark applications and registrations from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with data on firms from the U.S. Census Bureau. The resulting dataset allows tracking of various activity related to trademark use and protection over the life-cycle of firms, such as the first application for a trademark registration, the first use of a trademark, and the renewal, assignment, and cancellation of trademark registrations. Facts about firm-level trademark activity are documented, including the incidence and timing of trademark registration filings over the firm life-cycle and the connection between firm characteristics and trademark applications. We also explore the relation of trademark application filing to firm employment and revenue growth, and to firm innovative activity as measured by R&D and patents.

Keywords: trademark, intellectual property, innovation

JEL Classification: 03

Suggested Citation

Dinlersoz, Emin and Goldschlag, Nathan and Myers, Amanda and Zolas, Nikolas Jason, An Anatomy of U.S. Firms Seeking Trademark Registration (May 2018). USPTO Economic Working Paper No. 2018-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3497999 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3497999

Emin Dinlersoz

Center for Economic Studies - US Census Bureau ( email )

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Nathan Goldschlag

Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau ( email )

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Amanda Myers

United States Patent and Trademark Office ( email )

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Nikolas Jason Zolas (Contact Author)

U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies ( email )

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University of California, Davis ( email )

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