Trademark Public Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting - June 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015 Executive Session 3:00p.m.-40p.m.

TPAC will hold an executive session to have deliberative discussions on potential recommendations as to future budget planning related to TM and USPTO operations, and on personnel information.

Maury Tepper, Chair
Trademark Public Advisory Committee

Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

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Related Document:

FY 2015 TTAB Performance Measures and Results (YTD through April 2015)

9:00 - 9:05Introduction and Welcome to New Members (Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
9:05 - 9:15Comments from the Deputy Director (Russell Slifer, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director of the USPTO)
9:15 - 9:25

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

9:25 - 9:35

OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)

  • Current financial performance and projections
  • Status of FY2016 Budget
  • Upcoming preparation for FY2017 Budget process
9:35 - 10:10

Trademark Operations Update (Mary Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks)

  • Performance Statistics
  • Recent rulemakings (Certification Marks)
  • Examiner Headcount and training
  • Ongoing Issues (Review of Options for Preserving a Use-Base Register, Changes to IDs Due to Technology, others)
  • Outreach and Events
10:10 - 10:25

Policy and International Update (Shira Perlmutter, Amy Cotton, Sharon Marsh)

<<10 Minute Break>>
10:35 - 11:10

TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Judge)

  • Performance statistics
  • Future initiatives
11:10 - 11:35

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

  • Upcoming enhancements (internal and external)
  • TMNG progress update and timeline
11:35 - 11:45

Public Comments

Adjourn Public Meeting

 Next Meeting: Friday, September 25, 2015

Portrait of Russell Slifer
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
This event is part of a series: TPAC