Attend the Trademark Public Advisory Committee quarterly meeting

Attend the next quarterly meeting of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) for a review of policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees. You can watch the public session virtually at the following WebEx link. The TPAC advises the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.

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TPAC quarterly meeting video

Agenda (all times are ET):

10-10:05 a.m.Introduction and welcome
  • Trademark Public Advisory Committee Chair Chris Kelly
10:05-10:15 a.m.Presentation of outgoing members
  • Performing the functions and duties of the Deputy Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of USPTO David Berdan
10:15-10:30 a.m.Trademarks business performance
  • Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder
10:30-10:45 a.m.Trademarks financial performance
  • Chief Financial Officer Jay Hoffman
  • Director, Office of Planning and Budget Brendan Hourigan
10:45-10:55 a.m.Trademarks FY2022 priorities
  • Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder
10:55-11:05 a.m.

Trademarks Operations update

  • Combating the surge
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations Dan Vavonese
11:05-11:30 a.m.

Trademarks Examination Policy update 

  • Trademark Modernization Act: final rule
  • OIG Audit: USPTO implementation of recommendations
  • Administrative sanctions process transparency
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy Amy Cotton
11:30-11:40 a.m.

Trademarks IT Business Highlights

  • Identity verification beta
  • FY22 team expansion and focus
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Administration Greg Dodson
11:40-11:50 a.m.

Around trademarks: Outreach

  • Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder
  • Attorney Advisor for Trademarks Customer Outreach Jason Lott
-- 10 Minute Break --
12-12:10 p.m

Office of the Chief Information Officer update

  • Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe
  • Trademarks Product Line Manager Lisa Hilton
12:10-12:15 p.m.

Legislative update

  • Acting Director, Office of Governmental Affairs Kimberley Alton
12:15-12:30 p.m.Office of the Policy and international Affairs update
  • Senior Trademark Counsel Nancy Omelko
12:30-12:45 p.m.

Office of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board update

  • Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard Rogers
12:45-1 p.m.

Public comments/adjourn public meeting

  • Trademark Public Advisory Committee Chair Chris Kelly


This event is part of a series: TPAC