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 Livestream 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


1-1:05 p.m.Introduction and welcome
  • Trademark Public Advisory Committee Chair Chris Kelly
1:05-1:15 p.m.Opening remarks
  • Performing the Functions and Duties of the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Coke Stewart
1:15-1:25 p.m.Trademarks business performance
  • Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder
1:25-1:40 p.m.Trademarks financial performance
  • Chief Financial Officer Jay Hoffman
  • Director, Office of Planning and Budget Brendan Hourigan
1:40-2:30 p.m.

Trademarks fiscal year (FY) 2021 priorities

  • Application filings surge
  • Trademark Modernization Act
  • Boosting Register protection
  • IT modernization
  • Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations Dan Vavonese
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy Amy Cotton​​​​
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Administration Greg Dodson
2:40-2:50 p.m.OCIO update
  • Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe
  • Acting Trademarks Product Line Manager Osman Turan
2:50-3 p.m.Legislative update
  • Acting Director, Office of Governmental Affairs Kimberley Alton
3-3:10 p.m.Policy and International update
  • Attorney-Advisor for the Office of Policy and International Affairs Helene Liwinski
3:10-3:20 p.m. TTAB update
  • Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard Rogers
3:20-3:40 p.m.
  • Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Bismarck Myrick
3:40-4 p.m.

Public Comments / Adjourn public meeting

  • Trademark Public Advisory Committee Chair Chris Kelly
Trademark public advisory committee quarterly meeting - Friday, May 21, 1-4 pm ET


This event is part of a series: TPAC