One-day patent and trademark 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: 

 

 

Past events

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.