Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - October 2012

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

Thursday October 11, 2012 - Executive Session 3:00 - 4:00pm (EST)

The TPAC will vote to hold an executive session if one is deemed necessary. Topics discussed during the executive session will be limited to the consideration of personnel, confidential and/or privileged information in preparation for the public meeting.Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair


October 12, 2012 - Public Session 9:00am - 12:00pm (EST)

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9:00am - 9:05amIntroduction and comments; Welcome to new members (Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
9:05am - 9:20am

CFO Update (Frank Murphy, Deputy Chief Financial Officer)

  • 2014 Budgeting Process
  • Review of Current Performance vs. Budget
  • Breakdown of Allocation of Shared/Indirect Costs
9:20am - 9:35am

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

  • Legislative initiatives
  • Pending bills
9:35am - 9:50amIP Attachª Program (Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs)
9:50am - 10:15am

Trademark Operations Update (Deborah Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks)

  • Performance Statistics
  • NOI regarding Adjustments to Fees
  • RFC Regarding Section 8/71 Affidavits
  • Recent developments
  • Outreach
10:15am - 10:30am

International and Policy Update (Sharon Marsh, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination)

  • Publication of Final Rule on Post-Registration Specimens
  • Madrid Proposals
>>10 minute break<<
10:40am - 11:15am

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

  • New Staff Additions and Responsibilities
  • Vacancies
  • Performance Statistics and Proposals to Address Backlogs
  • Roundtable/Upcoming Outreach
11:15am - 11:50am

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

  • ULP Performance and Legacy systems
  • Contingency Plans
  • TMNG Architecture Development Update and Timeline
11:50am - 12:00pm

Public Comments

Adjourn Public Meeting


Friday October 12, 2012 - Executive Session 12:00 - 1:00pm (EST)

Confidential budget discussion, and, if deemed necessary, consideration of personnel and confidential information arising from the public meeting and/or TPAC administrative matters.Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair