TPAC Quarterly Meeting

The Trademark Public Advisory Committee reviews the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with respect to trademarks, and will advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO on these matters.

Thursday, January 12 Executive Session 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

TPAC is planning to have deliberative discussions on potential recommendations as to future budget planning related to Trademark fees and USPTO operations, and an analysis of the impact on Trademarks reserves.Dee Ann Weldon-Wilson, TPAC Chair

Friday, January 13 Public Session 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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9:00 - 9:10Introduction and Welcome (Dee Ann Weldon-Wilson, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
9:10 - 9:20

Legislative Update (Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs)

9:20 - 9:30

Policy and International Update (Shira  Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs)

9:30 - 10:00Trademark Operations Update (Mary Boney Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks)
10:00 - 10:15

OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)

                                                                  -- 10 Minute Break --
10:25 - 10:50

 TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Judge)

10:50 - 11:15

OCIO Update (John Owens, Chief Information Officer / Robert Harris, Acting TMNG Portfolio Manager)

11:15 - 11:30Public Comments
Adjourn Public Meeting

Next Meeting: May 5, 2017

This event is part of a series: TPAC