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Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - October 2013

USPTO Headquarters
Madison South Auditorium
600 Dulany St
Alexandria, VA 22314

Thursday October 17, 2013 - Executive Session 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.(EDT)

Activity Speaker
TPAC will hold an executive session to discuss confidential FY 2015 budget matters. Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair


October 18, 2013 - Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. (EDT)

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Time Activity
 9:00am – 9:05am  Introduction and comments (Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
 9:05am – 9:15am

 OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)

  • Current financial performance and projections
  • Impact of budget externalities on projects
  • Budgeting process for FY2014, FY2015 and beyond
  • Upcoming Meetings and Outreach
 9:15am – 9:25am

 Legislative Update (Judy Grundy, Policy and International Affairs)

  • Recent Legislation
  • Legislative Initiatives
  • Pending Bills
 9:25am – 10:10am

 Trademark Operations Update (Deborah Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks)

  • Performance Statistics
  • New ID Tool - request for comments on technical ID amendments
  • EOG Update
  • Outreach and events
 10:10am – 10:25am  International and Policy Update (Sharon Marsh / Amy Cotton)
>>10 minute break<<
 10:35am – 11:10am

 TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Trademark Judge, Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB)

  • Update on staffing and integration of new judges
  • Performance Statistics (pending cases, timelines and projections)
  • ADR initiatives
  • Outreach and public meetings update
  • Proposals to address backlog/additional resources
 11:10am – 11:35am

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

  • Stabilization and separation status
  • Staffing and resources
  • Upcoming enhancements (internal and external)
  • TMNG progress update and timeline for completion
 11:35am – 11:45am

 Public Comments

 Adjourn Public Meeting

Next Meeting: Friday, February 28, 2014

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