One-day patents and trademarks boot camps

Patents and Trademarks boot camp

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recognizes that unreliable internet service creates barriers to innovators and entrepreneurs who want to federally protect their inventions and brands. To help overcome those barriers, we offer single-day, in-person, comprehensive overviews of how to file for a patent or register a trademark. 

This pilot program aims to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the intellectual property (IP) field and bring IP knowledge to internet deserts across America, from rural areas to urban areas and everywhere in between. Working with local community groups, we provide free workshops, resources, and access to USPTO experts. 

Unreliable internet service shouldn’t prevent anyone from accessing valuable training about IP.

The following training programs are available: 

 

 

Upcoming events

Mar 14, 2024 - Princess Anne, MD

Join the USPTO on March 14, 2024, for a free, one-day trademarks workshop that explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Apr 4, 2024 - Bowling Green, KY

This free, one-day patents workshop will be held on April 4, 2024. Training covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

Apr 5, 2024 - Bowling Green, KY

Join the USPTO on April 5, 2024, for a free, one-day trademarks workshop that explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Apr 18, 2024 - Frostburg, MD

This free, one-day patents workshop will be held on April 18, 2024. Training covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

May 2, 2024 - Frostburg, MD

Join the USPTO on May 2, 2024, for a free, one-day trademarks workshop that explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Jun 6, 2024 - Hammond, LA

This free, one-day patents workshop covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

Past events

Feb 28, 2024 - Hammond, LA

Join the USPTO on February 28, 2024, for a free, one-day trademarks workshop that explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Feb 21, 2024 - Towson, MD

Join the USPTO on February 21, 2024, for a free, one-day trademarks workshop that explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Feb 8, 2024 - Carbondale, IL

Join the USPTO on February 8, 2024, for a free, one-day trademarks workshop that explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Nov 18, 2023 - Chicago, IL

Join the USPTO on November 18, 2023, for a free, one-day trademarks workshop that explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Nov 16, 2023 - Morehead, KY

This free, one-day patents workshop will be held on November 16, 2023. Training covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

Nov 8, 2023 - Carbondale, IL

This free, one-day patents workshop will be held on November 8, 2023. Training covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

Nov 3, 2023 - Shreveport, LA

This free, one-day trademarks workshop will be held on November 3, 2023. The event explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Nov 2, 2023 - Shreveport, LA

This free, one-day patents workshop will be held on November 2, 2023. Training covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

Oct 20, 2023 - Sacramento, CA

This free, one-day trademarks workshop will be held on October 20. The event explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Oct 19, 2023 - Sacramento, CA

This free, one-day patents workshop will be held on October 19, 2023. Training covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

Oct 5, 2023 - Montrose, CO

Join the USPTO on October 5, 2023, for a free, one-day trademarks workshop that explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

May 5, 2023 - Roseville, CA

This free, one-day patents workshop will be held on May 5, 2023. Training covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

May 4, 2023 - Chico, CA

This free, one-day trademarks workshop will be held on May 4, 2023. The event explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

May 3, 2023 - Chico, CA

This free, one-day patents workshop will be held on May 3, 2023. Training covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

Apr 25, 2023 - Gonzales, LA

This free, one-day patents workshop will be held on April 25, 2023. Training covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

Apr 24, 2023 - Gonzales, LA

This free, one-day trademarks workshop will be held on April 24, 2023. The event explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Apr 21, 2023 - Roseville, CA

This free, one-day trademarks workshop will be held on April 21, 2023. The event explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Mar 23, 2023 - London, KY

This free, one-day trademarks workshop will be held on March 23, 2023. The event explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Feb 3, 2023 - Doral, FL

This free, one-day trademarks workshop will be held on February 3, 2023. The event explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Nov 21, 2022 - Oneonta, AL

This free, one-day trademarks workshop will be held on November 21, 2022. The event explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.

Nov 14, 2022 - Oneonta, AL

This free, one-day patents workshop will be held on November 14, 2022. Training covers tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process.

Nov 3, 2022 - De Queen, AR

This free, one-day trademarks workshop will be held on November 3, 2022. The event explores what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process.