Overview of the USPTO's trademark register protection initiatives

The video recording of this expired event is posted above. You can watch recordings of all past Trademarks Webinar Series presentations on the Trademarks Webinar Series page.

Are you concerned about the accuracy of the U.S. trademark register in light of the increased bogus claims of use and improper submissions to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? Learn from Amy Cotton, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, about the USPTO’s register protection initiatives, including: 

  • Post Registration Audit Program
  • Mandatory account login
  • Examining attorney guidance on digitally created or altered specimens
  • Special task force
  • U.S. counsel rule
  • Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

This webinar is intended for trademark professionals and will use a high degree of legal terminology and concepts. 

CLE credit details

This event is approved for 1.5 hours of Virginia CLE credit. All verified participants will receive a certificate of attendance and presentation materials for acquiring CLE credit in other states.


Amy Cotton, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy

Accessibility and contact

This webinar is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Captioning will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations may be available upon request. For any questions about this webinar, please contact TMWebinar@uspto.gov.