Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - July 2013

USPTO Headquarters
Madison South Auditorium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Monday July 8, 2013 - Executive Session 3:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m. (EDT)

TPAC will hold an executive session to discuss planning regarding future budgets and personnel matters.Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair


July 9, 2013 - Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (EDT)

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Related Documents
9:00am - 9:05amIntroduction and comments (Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
9:05am - 9:15amComments from the Acting Director (Teresa Stanek Rea)
9:15am - 9:25am

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

  • Recent Legislation
  • Legislative Initiatives
  • Pending Bills
9:25am - 9:35am

OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)

  • Current financial performance and projections
  • Impact of budget externalities on projects
  • Budgeting process for FY2014 and beyond
  • Upcoming Meetings and Outreach
9:35am - 10:10am

Trademark Operations Update (Deborah Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks)

  • Performance Statistics
  • Staffing and training
  • ID Manual Progress
  • EOG Update
  • Outreach
10:10am - 10:25amInternational and Policy Update (Sharon Marsh / Amy Cotton)
>>10 minute break<<
10:35am - 11:10am

TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Trademark Judge, Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB)

  • Update on staffing and integration of new judges
  • TTAB Dashboard
  • Performance Statistics (pending cases, timelines and projections)
  • ADR initiatives
  • Outreach and public meetings update
  • Proposals to address backlog/additional resources
11:10am - 11:35am

OCIO Update (John Owens, Chief Information Officer & Raj Dolas, Portfolio Manager for Trademark Next Generation (TMNG))

  • Stabilization and segregation status
  • Staffing and resources
  • Upcoming enhancements (internal and external)
  • TMNG Progress update and timeline for completion
11:35am - 11:45am

Public Comments

Adjourn Public Meeting

NEXT MEETING: Friday, October 18, 2013