Wine & IP

Through the Wine & IP event series, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and industry experts educate stakeholders about the role and importance of intellectual property (IP) while also offering insights into the world of wine.

Past events

Join us as we continue our investigation into the world of wine and intellectual property protection. Our next installment of the Wine & IP series will focus on policy at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Staying informed about the newest policies can save you time and resources...

The label of a wine bottle can inform the consumer of many different aspects of the delicious liquid within and give an understanding of the region where the grapes were grown, known as an American viticultural area (AVA). A representative from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will...

Are you interested in learning more about the relationships between wine, geography, and international policy? Join us for a webinar about the international foundations of geographical indications (GIs). USPTO’s Senior Attorney Advisor Nancy Omelko will give an overview of the international policy...

We will pull back the curtain this May to showcase the professionals working behind the scenes to discover new hybrids able to provide desirable grapes in adverse conditions. Register now for this special event. During this free online program, attendees will hear from several experts in the field...

This Earth Day, join the USPTO to learn about how new wine production techniques can help create a greener future. Register now for this special event. Attendees will hear from experts about various sustainable technologies being implemented in the wine industry. Speakers include: • Stephen Yanchuk...

March is Women's History Month, an opportunity to highlight the numerous and remarkable accomplishments of women in all fields. The USPTO invites you to celebrate the many successes of women in the world of wine.

Our first “Wine & IP” event where we explore the cross section of wine and intellectual property. USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patents Valencia Martin-Wallace, Julia Coney of Black Wine Professionals, and distinguished guests discuss a fascinating industry and ongoing efforts to create a fair and equitable future for all innovators and entrepreneurs.