Trademark Updates & Announcements

Upcoming Events

June 28, 2016

We are hosting Patent & Trademark Seminar in San Antonio, Texas. This is part of our ongoing outreach to independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. During this conference, you will have the opportunity to learn all about the patenting and trademarking process as it relates to...

June 28, 2016

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public conference on the legal and policy considerations of intellectual property (IP) in 3D printing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Please join the Silicon Valley USPTO in San Jose to participate...

July 6, 2016

The USPTO-Texas Regional Office will be hosting an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center at the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria VA on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 12:30- 1:30 pm CT. During this virtual meeting with the Assistance Center, participants will be...

July 12, 2016

The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC). During this virtual meeting with the TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing...

News & Updates

April 24, 2014

USPTO Announces 2014 National Trademark Expo

Washington - The U.S. Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the 2014 National Trademark Expo on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The free, two-day event, which attracts thousands of…

March 26, 2014

USPTO Launches New Glossary Pilot Program to Promote Patent Claim Clarity

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the launch of its new Glossary Pilot Program as part of ongoing Obama administration efforts to strengthen the U.S. patent system. The pilot, which will begin on June 2 and run through…

Building a Better Patent System Together

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Deputy Director Michelle K. Lee Managing IP -- U.S. Patent Forum 2014 Washington, D.C., March…

March 24, 2014

USPTO to Host Roundtable on Crowdsourcing Access to Prior Art

Washington- The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a roundtable to solicit public opinion on boosting crowdsourcing and third-party preissuance submissions identifying relevant prior art. The goal of this outreach is to enhance the quality of…