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.


Friday, July 28 Public Session 9:00 - 11:35 a.m.

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9:00 - 9:05Introduction and Welcome (Dee Ann Weldon-Wilson, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
9:05 - 9:10Opening Remarks (Joseph Matal, Performing the non-exclusive duties and functions of the USPTO Director)
9:10 - 9:20

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

9:20 - 9:35

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

9:35 - 10:05Trademark Operations Update (Mary Boney Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks)
10:05 - 10:20

OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting USPTO Deputy Director)

                                                                  -- 10 Minute Break --
10:30 - 11:00

 TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Judge)

11:00 - 11:25

OCIO Update (Pam Isom, Director of Application and Engineering Development / Robert Harris, Acting TMNG Portfolio Manager)

11:25 - 11:35Public Comments
Adjourn Public Meeting

Next Meeting: October 31, 2017 

This event is part of a series: TPAC