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TPAC (Trademark Public Advisory Committee) Meeting - August 19, 2011

USPTO Headquarters
Madison South Auditorium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

 

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August 18 - Executive Session 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Time Activity
2:30 – 4:00 Consideration of personnel, confidential and administrative matters (Maury M. Tepper, III, Chair)

 

August 19 - Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (EST)

Time Activity
9:00 – 9:05 Introduction and comments (Maury Tepper)
9:05 – 9:15 Remarks by USPTO Leadership, Deputy Director of the USPTO, Teresa S. Rea
9:15 – 9:30

Legislative Update  (Dana Colarulli)

  • PTO Funding, Other Legislative Issues
9:30 – 9:45

CFO Update (Anthony Scardino)

  • Status of cost allocations, Review of performance compared to budget
 9:45 – 10:20

Trademark Operations Update (Debbie Cohn)

  • Current Performance Measures, Quality, Recent Roundtable on Disclaimer Practice, Updates to TMEP, Staffing and Hiring, Work at Home negotiations, TEAS updates
 10:20 – 10:35

International and Policy Update (Sharon Marsh and Amy Cotton)

  • Recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Post Registration
<<10 Minute Break>>
10:45 – 11:20

TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers)

  • Review of TTAB performance statistics, staffing and hiring, dashboard development, TBMP, Responses to NOI on settlement, their initiatives
11:20 - 11:55

OCIO Update (John Owens)

  • Status of TMNG, rollout of ULPs to Trademarks and resolution of legacy software issues
11:55 – 12:05 PTO Outreach/Upcoming Events
12:05 – 12:15

Public comments

Adjourn public meeting.

 

August 19 - Executive Session 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Time Activity
12:30 – 1:00 Consideration of personnel, confidential and administrative matters (Maury M. Tepper, III, Chair)

 

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