Stokes Lawrence Re-Launches TTAB Surf the Board, Enhances Case Alert Functionality

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The Seattle-based law firm of Stokes Lawrence proudly announces the launch of the new TTAB Surf the Board, the free TTAB Surf the Boardsearchable database created for trademark professionals. The site, found at, was created to provide trademark professionals worldwide with an easy-to-use searchable database of case files from the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

In addition to its search capabilities, TTAB Surf the Board allows visitors to register a free account to set up case alerts on TTAB matters they may be interested in following. Registered users receive email alerts when new documents are filed for a case on their alert list.

“No other service provides free case alerts like TTAB Surf the Board,” explained Stokes Lawrence Intellectual Property attorney Leslie Ruiter. “This feature makes it much easier to track the progress of a TTAB case from anywhere in the world.”

The site’s database is synchronized nightly with official records filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Users can search by proceeding number, parties involved, or trademark to find the current status and history of any TTAB case. Users can also customize search results based on the amount of information they wish to view at a glance. Results can be ordered from a quick list view offering proceeding number, type and parties, to thumbnail views that permit a quick view of the trademark as well as case information.

The site also offers practice tips and advice from Stokes Lawrence intellectual property lawyers.

“This is a site that was developed by trademark professionals for trademark professionals,” said Leslie. “The easy-to-use interface simplifies the search process.”

In addition to the proceeding search, a document search feature is in beta on the new site. This feature allows for full-text searching of documents filed with the TTAB, such as Board orders, motions, pleadings and evidentiary submissions. Powered by a Google search engine, the site’s full index of documents is anticipated to be complete by mid-summer.

TTAB Surf the Board was originally created as “TTAB Across the Board” by Chris Shiplett. Stokes Lawrence has updated the site and launched under the name “TTAB Surf The Board.”

For more information about TTAB Surf the Board, contact Leslie Ruiter at

For general information about Stokes Lawrence, contact Laura Johnston-Mack at

About the Stokes Lawrence Intellectual Property Practice: With offices in Seattle and Yakima, Washington, Stokes Lawrence Intellectual Property lawyers work closely with businesses ranging from small, closely held companies to larger corporations on a broad scope of intellectual property matters. Regularly recognized as one of the top law firms in Washington state for intellectual property law, the Stokes Lawrence team has deep experience in protecting and enforcing trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets through registration, licensing, litigation and dispute resolution.

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