Trademark Basics Boot Camp

Testimonials from Trademark Basics boot camp participants.

This free USPTO event series provides a comprehensive overview of the process for federal trademark registration and maintaining a federal trademark. If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur seeking to protect your brand and product identities, Trademark Basics Boot Camp is for you.

Trademark Basics Boot Camp is offered regularly throughout the year. During each series run, we cover one module weekly for eight weeks, with each module focusing on different aspects of trademarks and the registration process, from filing and examination to post-registration requirements for keeping your registration alive. Each module concludes with a question-and-answer period where you can ask our USPTO trademark experts questions.

You can attend the entire series or just the modules that best match your interests, but you must sign up for each module to attend. If you attend all eight modules, you can request a certificate of attendance. To learn more and sign up, select an individual module from the listing below.

Upcoming events

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we focus on the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), the required system for making any trademark submission to the USPTO.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we'll focus on responding to office actions.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we'll focus on what happens after registration, including mandatory filings to keep your registration alive.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we'll provide a unique opportunity for you to “meet the trademark experts” and ask all your questions about trademarks.

Past events

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, focus on the requirements for an initial trademark application.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we’ll cover important principles related to trademark searching and the effective use of TESS.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we'll focus on the overall trademark registration process, from filing to registration.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we’ll cover definitions and types of trademarks, benefits of federal registration, selecting a trademark, filing and registration, and how to find help.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we'll provide a unique opportunity for you to “meet the trademark experts” and ask all your questions about trademarks.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we'll focus on what happens after registration, including mandatory filings to keep your registration alive.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we'll focus on responding to office actions.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we focus on the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), the required system for making any trademark submission to the USPTO.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, focus on the requirements for an initial trademark application.

This event is a must for any small business or new entrepreneur learning to navigate trademarks for the first time. In this module, we’ll cover important principles related to trademark searching and the effective use of TESS.