Trademark Public Advisory Committee fee setting hearing

The Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) will hold a hybrid public hearing on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) proposed setting or adjusting of trademark fees pursuant to the USPTO’s fee setting authority under section 10 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).

The public is invited to testify at the hearing and submit written comments regarding proposed trademark fees.  People wanting to present oral testimony at the hearing must submit a written request by May 26.

For more information, see the Federal Register notice about the hearing and the fee setting and adjusting section of the USPTO website.

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TPAC public meeting video



Welcoming remarks

  • David Cho, TPAC Chair
  • Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO 
  • Dave Gooder, Commissioner for Trademarks

Overview of fee adjustment proposals

1:20-1:50 p.m.
  • Jay Hoffman, USPTO Chief Financial Officer 
1:51-2:20 p.m.

Scheduled testimony (in-person)

  • Erik M. Pelton, Erik M. Pelton & Associates 
  • Jennifer Fraser, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • Caroline J. Fox 
  • Allison Strickland Ricketts 
  • Ted Davis, The American Intellectual Property Law Association
2:21-2:26 p.m.

Scheduled testimony (remotely)

  • Ken Reil, Trademark Watch Dawgs
2:27 p.m.Closing remarksDavid Cho, TPAC Chair 


Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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