Trademark Public Advisory Committee quarterly meeting

Attend the next quarterly meeting of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) to learn more about trademark-related policies, goals, performance, budgets, and user fees. Watch the public session virtually on WebEx. The TPAC advises the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. 

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Agenda (all times are ET)

TPAC public meeting video

TimeTopic Speaker(s)
10:00-10:05 a.m.Introduction and welcome
  • Trademark Public Advisory Committee Chair, Susan Natland
10:05-10:10 a.m.Opening remarks
  • Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Kathi Vidal
10:10-10:35 a.m.Trademark's management report updates 
  • Trademark's financial performance 
  • Business priorities and other related topics
  • Commissioner for Trademarks, David Gooder
  • Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Sean Mildrew
10:35-10:55 a.m.Trademark Examination Policy update
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, Amy Cotton
10:55-11:10 a.m.Trademark Administration update
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Administration, Greg Dodson
  • Group Director for Information Technology, Glen Brown
11:10-11:30 a.m.Trademark Operations update
  • Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, Dan Vavonese
-- Break 15 minutes --
11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.Trademark Trial and Appeal Board update
  • Chief Administrative Trademark Judge, Gerard Rogers
12:00-12:15 p.m.Chief Information Officer update
  • Deputy Chief Information Officer, Debbie Stephens
  • Trademarks Product Line Manager, Lisa Hilton
12:15-12:30 p.m.Policy and International Affairs update
  • Senior Trademark Counsel for International Affairs, Nancy Omelko
  • Senior Trademark Counsel for Domestic Policy, Branden Ritchie
12:30-12:35 p.m.NTEU 245
  • Jay Besch
12:35-12:40 p.m.NTEU 243
  • Harold Ross
-- Break 5 minutes --
12:45-1:00 p.m.

Questions and Comments


  • Trademark Public Advisory Committee Chair, Susan Natland


Accessibility accommodation


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