(July 11, 2022. Updated to provide a TSDR link for each application number. Still none of the applications has been given to an Examining Attorney.)
The USPTO reports a pendency of around six to seven months for newly filed US trademark applications. But there are quite a few trademark applications that were filed a lot longer ago than that, that still do not have an Examining Attorney. Here are some examples:
|88704832||November 25, 2019|
|88729476||December 17, 2019|
|88729463||December 17, 2019|
|88729452||December 17, 2019|
|88729389||December 16, 2019|
|88794834||February 12, 2020|
As you will see, the oldest one on this list was filed more than 2½ years ago and still does not have an Examining Attorney. I hope and trust that some reader of this blog article who works in the Trademark Office will pass along these six application numbers to whoever it is that is responsible for assigning Examining Attorneys to trademark applications.
It strikes me that this is the sort of thing that computers are supposed to be good at. How can it possibly be that the Trademark Office does not already have some automated process that runs, say, once a month, and generates a report like this? Such a report would permit the appropriate Trademark Office person to take corrective action (see 37 C.F.R. § 2.23(d) and TMEP § 108.03) by assigning an Examining Attorney.