Trademark Reporting and Monitoring (TRAM) Law and Legal Definition

Trademark Reporting and Monitoring, known as TRAM, is a system used by trademark examiners within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). When applications are filed through Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), the data provided by the applicant is loaded directly into the USPTO’s automated TRAM System. When applications are filed on paper, the application documents are scanned into the Trademark Image Capture and Retrieval System (TICRS), and the data is manually entered into TRAM. TRAM is used by USPTO employees to obtain information about the location and status, prosecution history, ownership, and correspondence address for applications and registrations.