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2014 National Trademark Expo

About 15,000 attendees enjoyed the 2014 National Trademark Expo featuring over 40 exhibitors, participants and displays.  The Expo educated the public about trademarks, thereby advancing the USPTO’s mission to deliver intellectual property information and education to the public.

The Opening Ceremony guest speakers who spoke about the importance of trademarks were:

  • Anson Williams, who starred in the television show Happy Days and now is an entrepreneur who owns trademarks, and
  • Mark Elliot, the Executive Vice President of the Global Intellectual Property Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


 Trademark Expo 2014, Expo Floor, image one
Trademark Expo 2014, opening ceremony, Anson Williams

Anson Williams at Opening Ceremony

Trademark Expo 2014, Expo Floor, image two 


 5-hour ENERGY National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center)
 1000 Cranes, LLC NumbersAlive!
 American Bar Association Rita’s Ice, Custard, Happiness
 American Girl, LLC Smithsonian Institution
 American Intellectual Property Law Association Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt
 Canon U.S.A., Inc. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
 Caterpillar Inc.  The Pepsom Group, Inc.
City of Falls Church (Virginia) Economic Development Authority  The United States Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)
 Girl Scouts of the USA  The University of Notre Dame du Lac
Hershey Chocolate & Confectionery Corporation (The Hershey Company)  United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS)
 Hooray for Books!  United States Air Force
 Idaho Potato Commission  U.S. Chamber of Commerce
 Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior  Valvoline
 International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)  Volcom, Inc.
 International Trademark Association – Unreal Campaign  YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
 Microsoft  Zoomph
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Innovative Technology Partnerships Office  


 5-Hour Energy Bottle  BERG USA’s pedal carts
 Crayola crayons’ mascots “Tip”  BERG USA inflatable track
 Fruit of the Loom “fruit suits”  Caterpillar equipment
 Peeps  Collegiate mascot inflatables
 Rita’s Ice Guy  Just Born’s Peepmobile
 Spuddy Buddy  Lego display
 Sweet Frogs  NASCAR show care for 5-hour ENERGY
 The Very Hungary Caterpillar  NFL football player inflatable – Baltimore Ravens
 Volcom’s “Stoney”  UPS truck
 Where’s Waldo?  Valvoline bottle inflatable
 T. Markey  


Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Trade Secrets for US Companies: The Top Myths, Mysteries, and Mistakes Video to assist pro se applicants- National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum
Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later  Children’s Workshops about Trademarks
 USPTO Website:  An Overview of Online Tools and Resources  Counterfeit vs. authentic goods Display
 Trademark Application and Registration: Process and Pitfalls  Geographical Indicators Display
 Counterfeiting and Piracy - Why Buy “Legit”?  Non-Traditional Mark Display
   Story Time by Hooray for Books!
   Sound Marks Interactive Electronic Game



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