Applicants with Rhode Island addresses filed 505 applications to register trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) during the first half of 2013. This represents a 9% decrease over the 553 trademark applications filed during the first 6 months of 2012.
The top five RI filers during the first half of 2013 are all consumer product or entertainment organizations, which is not surprising. Hasbro led the way with 33 filings. The Big East Conference was next with 27 filings, in support of its search for a new name and identity for the members who did not split off and retain the Big East name. Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast was third with 18 filings, followed by CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (10 filings) and DécorCraft, Inc., the Providence-based consumer product design and distribution company (8 filings).
Data supplied by the PTO.