Observe a Live Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Hearing

Come and see a live Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) hearing at the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The TTAB hears and decides adversary proceedings involving: oppositions to the registration of trademarks, petitions to cancel trademark registrations and proceedings involving applications for concurrent use registrations of trademarks. The Board also decides appeals taken from the trademark examining attorneys' refusals to allow registration of trademarks.

The event is free and open to the public with limited space, please register here by April 23,  2017.

Immediately following the hearing, USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison and Deputy Chief Trademark Judge Susan Richey will hold a panel discussion regarding Jobs and Externships in Trademarks at the USPTO.  More information on the panel discussion is available here.

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.