Trademark Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting

The Trademark Public Advisory Committee reviews the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with respect to trademarks, and will advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO on these matters.

Thursday, September 15 Executive Session 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Activity Speaker
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
TPAC will be meeting in executive session to have deliberative discussions regarding further budget planning related to Trademark fees and USPTO operations, and an analysis of the impact on Trademark reserves, as well as to discuss confidential personnel matters. Dee Ann Weldon-Wilson, TPAC Chair

Friday, September 16 Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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Time Activity
9:00 - 9:10 Introduction and Welcome (Dee Ann Weldon-Wilson, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
9:10 - 9:20

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

9:20 - 9:30

Policy and International Update (Shira  Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs)

9:30 - 10:00 Trademark Operations Update (Mary Boney Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks)
10:00 - 10:15

OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)

                                                                  -- 10 Minute Break --
10:25 - 11:00

 TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Judge)

11:00 - 11:20

OCIO Update (John Owens, Chief Information Officer / Raj Dolas, TMNG Portfolio Manager)

11:20 - 11:40 OCIO Demonstration of
11:40 - 11:50

Closing Remarks (Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office)

11:50 - 12:00 Public Comments
Adjourn Public Meeting

Next Meeting: January 13, 2017

This event is part of a series: TPAC