Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - June 2014

USPTO Headquarters
The Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA)

Paris/Berne Room
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22313

Thursday June 19, 2014 - Executive Session 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

TPAC will hold an executive session to discuss confidential deliberative process information from the USPTO related to the proposed reduction in certain Trademark fees.Maury Tepper, Chair
Trademark Public Advisory Committee


June 20, 2014 - Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (EDT)

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Related Documents
9:00am - 9:10amIntroduction and Welcome (Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
9:10am - 9:20amLegislative Update (Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs)
9:20am - 9:30am

OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)

  • Current financial performance and projections
  • Budget Planning and Timeline
9:30am - 10:05am

Trademark Operations Update (Deborah Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks)

  • Performance Statistics
  • Fee Reduction Proposal
  • TMEP Update
  • TMNG Update
  • Specimen Pilot
  • Changes to IDs due to technology evolution
  • Outreach and Upcoming Events
10:05am - 10:25amPolicy and International Update (Sharon Marsh / Cynthia Henderson)
>>10 minute break<<
10:35am - 11:10am

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

  • Performance statistics (pending cases, timeline and projections)
  • ADR initiatives
  • Outreach and public meetings update
11:10am - 11:35am

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

  • TMNG progress update and timeline for completion
  • Other initiatives (PTO-wide updates)
11:35am - 11:45am

Public Comments

Adjourn Public Meeting

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 16, 2014