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Trademark Public Advisory Committee Meeting - February 2014

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

Thursday February 27, 2014 - Executive Session 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (EST)

Activity Speaker
TPAC will hold an executive session to discuss confidential budget matters, including IT budget matters for FY 2015 and beyond regarding Trademark Next Generation (TMNG), and a pre-decisional discussion regarding Trademark fees. Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair


February 28, 2014 - Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (EST)

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Related Documents
Time Activity
 9:00am – 9:05am  Introduction and Welcome to New Members (Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee,  Chair)
 9:05am – 9:15am  Comments from the Deputy Director (Michelle K. Lee, Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director)
 9:15am – 9:25am  Legislative Update (Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs)
 9:25am – 9:35am

 OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)

  • Current Financial performance and projections
  • State of Budget Planning Process and issues for FY2014
  9:35am – 10:10am

 Trademark Operations Update (Deborah Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks)

  • Performance statistics and updates
  • New developments and project updates
  • Outreach and events
 10:10am – 10:25am  Policy and International 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)

  • Performance Statistics (pending cases, timelines and projections)
  • ADR initiatives
  • Outreach and public meetings update
 11:10am – 11:35am

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

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

 Public Comments

 Adjourn Public Meeting

Next Meeting: Friday, June 20, 2014

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