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 attend and 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.

Please submit questions to tpac@uspto.gov.

TPAC quarterly meeting video

Agenda:

TimeActivity
1:00 - 1:05 p.m.Introduction and welcome (Trademark Public Advisory Committee Chair Chris Kelly)
1:05 - 1:20 p.m.Swearing-In of new members and opening remarks (Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Drew Hirshfeld)

1:20 - 1:30 p.m.

Trademark business performance (Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder)

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.

Trademark financial performance (Chief Financial Officer Jay Hoffman)

1:50 - 2:20 p.m.

Trademarks FY21 priorities 
  • TM Evolution
  • Application filings surge
  • Trademark Modernization Act
  • Boosting Register protection
  • IT modernization

  • Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations Dan Vavonese
  • Acting Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy Amy Cotton
  • Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder and Acting Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy Amy Cotton
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Administration Greg Dodson
                                                                  -- 10 Minute Break --
2:30 - 2:40 p.m.OCIO Update (Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe | Acting TM Product Line Manager Osman Turan)
2:40 - 2:50 p.m.Legislative Update (Acting Director, Office of Governmental Affairs Kimberley Alton)
2:50 - 3:00 p.m.Policy and International Affairs (Deputy Chief Policy Officer Karin Ferriter)
3:00 - 3:10 p.m.TTAB Update (Chief Administrative Judge Gerard Rogers)
3:10 - 3:15 p.m.Closing Remarks (Performing the Functions and Duties of the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Coke Stewart)
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.Public Comments, Adjourn public meeting (Trademark Public Advisory Committee Chair Chris Kelly)
Speakers
Portrait of Drew Hirshfeld
Performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO
Coke Stewart
Performing the functions and duties of the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
This event is part of a series: TPAC