United States Patent and Trademark Office to Celebrate One Millionth Electronically Filed Trademark Application

Press Release

Jennifer Rankin Byrne
(571) 272-8400 or

Washington, D.C. - The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will mark an important milestone in its history-the one millionth Web-based trademark filing using the USPTO's award-winning Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). This achievement will be commemorated on Wednesday, January 10, at 5 p.m. ET.

Special recognition will be given to Donald Junck, an entrepreneur from Sioux Falls, S.D., who filed the one millionth trademark application via TEAS to protect the trademark Bait Craft, which is used for fishing tackle boxes. The program will also recognize Mattel Corporation and the New York City-based law firm of Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.-the most active corporate and law firm users of TEAS.


Speakers will include:

• Jon Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO
• Lynne Beresford, Commissioner for Trademarks, USPTO
• Donald Junck, Founder, Bait Craft
• Susan Upton Douglass, Partner, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
• Donald Aiken, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Mattel, Inc.


Ceremony commemorating the one millionth Web-based trademark filing.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007
5-7 p.m. ET.


USPTO Museum - USPTO Headquarters
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Press who wish to attend the event should contact Jennifer Rankin Byrne at (571) 272-0422.