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The Report of the Commissioner of Patents for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907, has been issued, ana shows a considerable increase in the amount of busi ness transacted. During the year there was filed a total of 66,795 ap plications, including 56,514 for mechanical patents; 816 for designs; 192 for reisslIes; 7,869 for registration of trade marks; 982 (or registration of labels, and 422 for registration of prints. In addition to these appli cations, there were filed 1,900 caveats. Theredoi:10.1038/scientificamerican01251908-55 fatcat:jidbq6a2qfdefcatiqhwnduqly