PTO at a glance / Acknowledgements

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PTO at a glance

Main Offices
Arlington, Virginia, distributed through 17 buildings and 1,820,720 square feet of office space.

Other Locations
Three storage facilities in Springfield and Alexandria, Virginia; leased storage in Boyers, Pennsylvania.

World-Wide Web Address

Number of Employees
5,300 full-time equivalent staff.

Funding Sources
The PTO is funded entirely through user fees.

Statutory Authorities

  • 15 U.S.C. 1051-1127 contain provisions of the Trademark Act of 1946 that govern the administration of the trademark registration system.
  • 15 U.S.C. 1511 places the PTO under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Department of Commerce.
  • 35 U.S.C. contains basic authorities for administering patent law, derived from the Act of July 19, 1952, and subsequent acts. Revenues from fees are available to the PTO to the extent provided for in appropriations acts.
  • 44 U.S.C. 1337-1338 contain the PTO's authority to print patents, trademarks, and other matters related to the PTO's business.


[ Ed: Products, trademarks, and copyrighted images referenced in this section are in the printed version, not this HTML version]

The appearance in this report of any product, trademark, or copyrighted image does not constitute any endorsement by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All products, trademarks, and copyrights used by permission.

The PTO gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their assistance:

Binney & Smith Properties, Inc. Crayola is a registered trademark of Binney & Smith Properties, Inc.; Yahoo! Inc.; Warner Bros. Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Bugs Bunny, and the WB in shield with Warner Bros. ribbon are registered trademarks of Warner Bros.; Divers Alert Network, Inc.; Discovery Communications, Inc. Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, and the Travel Channel are registered trademarks of Discovery Communications, Inc.; Mars, Incorporated. The M&M characters are registered trademarks of Mars, Incorporated; Iomega Corporation; Kraft Foods, Inc. Kool-Aid, Tang, Oscar Mayer, Velveeta, and Bull's-Eye are registered trademarks of Kraft Foods, Inc.; Pratt & Whitney Divison, United Technologies Corp.; 3Com Corporation; IBM Corp.; Kensington Technology Group of ACCO Brands, Inc.; OXO International, a division of General Housewares Corp.; The New Piper Aircraft, Inc.; Diving Unlimited International, Inc.; National Hockey League; Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. Ray-Ban is a registered trademark of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated; Recreational Equipment Inc.; Sandy Spring National Bank of Maryland; Deere & Company; Nike, Inc.; Federal Express Corporation; Consumers Union of United States, Inc.; Intel Corporation; Lancair International Inc.; Comedy Partners; DEKALB Genetics Corporation; Rollerblade, Inc.; Electric Communities; Muse Technologies, Inc.; Red Hat Software, Inc.; Tupperware Corporation; K2 Corporation; Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.; StageRight Corporation; Caravan, Inc.; Grammarians, Inc.; Financial Communications Incorporated; United Features Syndicate, Inc. Dilbert and the Dilbert characters are registered trademarks and copyrights of United Features Syndicate, Inc.

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