Become a trademark examining attorney

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Join the trademark legal team at the USPTO -- Registering America's success

The Trademarks organization is part of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. We are growing rapidly and employ over 600 attorneys. Our mission is to register trademarks with exceptional quality and provide excellent customer service. Learn more about the USPTO.

USPTO has fully reopened all locations to employees and resumed some in-person events and appointments for the public. For updates on COVID-19 and the USPTO, please visit our webpage:

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Trademarks innovation in action

For over 200 years, our work has fostered American innovation. Check out these inspiring innovator stories.

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Define your career at the USPTO

A well-defined career path gives you specific milestones for advancement. Learn how you can excel here.

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Learn more about Trademarks

Check out this library of videos and blogs featuring the fundamentals about Trademarks and more.

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Exciting opportunities for IP law professionals

Our open positions are posted on USAJOBS. Browse our openings and learn more about applying.

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Benefits, opportunities, and other information


The USPTO offers opportunities for attorneys to practice trademark law, part of the flourishing field of intellectual property law. The USPTO is a highly innovative agency that offers career growth in a diverse environment and a quality of life that is unique in the legal profession. Continue reading to learn more about our benefits, opportunities, and life as a USPTO trademark examining attorney.

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