USPTO Videos

Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum

  • Published on Apr 2, 2019

    The National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) announced the 2019 Inductee Class. The 19 inventors will officially join the world-changing Inductees during the annual Induction Ceremony in May.

  • Published on Jul 29, 2019

    Time lapse of the Higgins Boat arrival and installation at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. This particular Higgins Boat was on loan from D-Day Ohio to the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum.

Work at the USPTO

  • Published on May 16, 2019

    Since 2012, the USPTO has hired more than 800 veterans. Three of these veterans were featured on the show Military Makeover to talk about their transition from military service to the USPTO. They also share insights on work-life balance, flexibility, and career...

International IP

  • Published on Dec 4, 2018

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché Program works to improve IP systems internationally.

  • Published on Nov 22, 2017
    Learn about the USPTO’s Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP), an initiative with partnering international IP Offices that allows those filing patent applications in partnering Offices to have their application fast-tracked and reviewed concurrently. Its free to file a CSP petition.
  • Published on Oct 24, 2018

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché Program works to improve IP systems internationally.

GIPA

  • Published on Jul 31, 2017
    This video provides a brief overview of the Global Intellectual Property Academy.
  • Published on Jun 26, 2018
    An introduction to what a patent is, what a patent protects, and how a patent is obtained in the United States.
  • Published on Jul 10, 2018
    A brief introduction on what Trade Secrets are, why you should protect them, how they can impact a business’s bottom line, and their importance as Intellectual Property.

Trademarks

  • Published on Dec 9, 2016
    This video in the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series outlines the differences between trademarks, patents, and copyrights.
  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Basic Facts video series and is a must for anyone interested in starting a business to sell a product or offer a service.
  • Published on Sep 24, 2019

    What happens if your trademark registration is audited? Learn what proof of use in commerce looks like and what happens during the Post Registration Proof of Use Audit Program. Trademarks that aren't in use on all registered goods and services may unnecessarily...

  • Published on Oct 4, 2017

    This video compares and contrasts the three electronic versions of the USPTO’s federal trademark registration application: TEAS Plus, TEAS RF, and TEAS Regular. It highlights the TEAS Plus filing requirements, which allow for a less expensive filing fee and a more...

  • Published on Dec 9, 2016
    This video in the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series provides an overview of the most important issues you should be aware of when filing a trademark application.
  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Basic Facts video series and provides a quick and easy breakdown of the three main types of intellectual property: trademarks, patents, and copyrights.
  • Published on Oct 11, 2019

    Do you have your USPTO.gov account? Beginning on October 26, 2019, will need to log in to a USPTO.gov account with two-step authentication to access and file TEAS and TEASi forms. This webinar provides a demo of the account creation process and includes a question...

  • Published on Oct 4, 2017

    This video explains how to fill out the Applicant Information page of the USPTO’s federal trademark registration application. The information applies to TEAS Plus, TEAS RF, and TEAS Regular applications.

  • Published on Oct 4, 2017

    This video explains how to fill out the Mark Drawing page of the USPTO’s federal trademark registration application.  The information applies to TEAS Plus, TEAS RF, and TEAS Regular applications.

  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Basic Facts video series and provides guidance on the properties of a strong trademark.
  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video in the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series focuses on the importance of conducting a search of existing trademarks before filing your trademark application.
  • Published on Oct 4, 2017

    This video explains how to fill out the Additional Statements section of the USPTO’s federal trademark registration application.  The information applies to TEAS Plus, TEAS RF, and TEAS Regular applications.

  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Basic Facts video series and provides guidance on the properties of a strong trademark.
  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video in the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series focuses on what is meant by the term "applicant."
  • Published on Oct 4, 2017

    This video explains how to fill out the Goods and Services page of the USPTO’s federal trademark registration application.  The information applies to TEAS PLUS applications only.

  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
    This video explains what the Trademark Office does and does not do.
  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video in the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series focuses on what is meant by the term "drawing."
  • Published on Oct 4, 2017

    This video explains how to fill out the Goods and Services page of the USPTO’s federal trademark registration application.  The information applies to TEAS RF and TEAS Regular applications only.

  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video in the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series focuses on what is meant by the phrase "identification of goods and services."
  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video in the Trademark Information Network focuses on what is meant by the term "basis."
  • Published on Oct 4, 2017

    This video explains how to fill out the Filing Basis page of the USPTO’s federal trademark registration application.  The information applies to TEAS Plus, TEAS RF, and TEAS Regular applications.

  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video in the Trademark Information Network focuses on what is meant by the term "specimen."
  • Published on Oct 4, 2017

    This video explains how to fill out the Correspondence Information page of the USPTO’s federal trademark registration application.  The information applies to TEAS Plus, TEAS RF, and TEAS Regular applications.

  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video in the Trademark Information Network series provides an overview of the most important issues you should be aware of after filing your application.
  • Published on Oct 4, 2017

    This video explains how to fill out the Fee/Signature Information page of the USPTO’s federal trademark registration application.  The information applies to TEAS Plus, TEAS RF, and TEAS Regular applications.

     

  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video in the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series and introduces the "Statement of Use" and explains when the document is required for registration of a trademark.
  • Published on Oct 4, 2017

    This video explains how to fill out the Validation page of the USPTO’s federal trademark registration application. The information applies to TEAS Plus, TEAS RF, and TEAS Regular applications.

  • Published on Sep 6, 2018

    On July 27, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) kicked off the 2018 National Trademark Exposition with keynote speaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. NMAH Interim...

  • Published on Sep 6, 2018

    The importance of the decisions made during life can impact intellectual property after death, including postmortem rights of publicity. Celebrities face additional considerations regarding the right to publicity, social media, digital media, economic and tax...

  • Published on Apr 18, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series and explains when you may file a "Petition to Revive" to bring an unintentionally abandoned application back to life.
  • Published on Apr 18, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series and provides an overview of the most important issues you should be aware of after your application has matured into a registration.
  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series and provides an overview of the three main types of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB" or "Board") proceedings a trademark owner may encounter.
  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series and provides an overview of the most common type of USPTO Office action: a non-final Office action issued by a USPTO examining attorney.
  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series and provides an overview of three of the most common types of assignments and ownership changes.
  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series and highlights the potential harm to you posed by non-USPTO solicitations.
  • Published on Sep 29, 2017
    This video is part of the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) series and covers the three main issues that bands and musical artists encounter when applying for a federal trademark registration.
  • Published on Oct 10, 2017

    This video introduces the concept of “ornamentation” and the “ornamental” refusal.  If you submit evidence that shows you only use your mark in an ornamental or decorative manner on your goods, we will refuse to register your mark. Learn how to overcome this...

  • Published on Oct 10, 2017

    This video gives an overview of the most common filing fees required to apply for and maintain a federal trademark registration.  Your initial fee depends on (1) your application filing form, (2) your filing basis, and (3) the number of international classes in...

  • Published on Sep 14, 2018

    This video highlights the pervasive harm caused by counterfeit goods. Counterfeiting reaches into all aspects of our daily lives, threatens our health and safety, and negatively impacts U.S. jobs and the overall economy. The video also includes practical tips on...

Patents

  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
    On March 16, a major change occurs in U.S. patent law.
  • Published on Jun 6, 2018
    Inventors and small business may qualify for free legal help in applying for a patent or to protect an invention.
  • Published on Jun 6, 2018
    This program for free legal help is available in all 50 states. Each region decides the standards for inventor participation.
  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
    This is the second video in a series of four that cover the change in patent law to first-inventor-to-file.
  • Published on Jun 6, 2018
    Learn the 3 requirements for inventors to participate in a program offering free legal help in applying for a patent to protect an invention.
  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
    This is the third video in a series of four that cover the change in patent law to first-inventor-to-file.
  • Published on Jun 6, 2018
    There are two ways to request free legal help through the program -- by region or directly.
  • Published on Aug 16, 2019

    Benefits of interviews from the viewpoints of an examiner, Supervisory Patent Examiner (SPE), and director.

  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
    This is the fourth video in a series of four that cover the change in patent law to first-inventor-to-file.
  • Published on Jun 6, 2018
    An interview with an attorney on how to apply to volunteer and what to expect.
  • Published on Jun 6, 2018
    An interview with a small business owner describing how she applied to the program and the benefits of participating.
  • Published on Jun 6, 2018
    California's inventor assistance program administrator discusses who can qualify for the program and what inventors should do before applying.
  • Published on Dec 18, 2018

    Patents for Humanity is the USPTO's awards competition recognizing innovators who use game-changing technology to meet global humanitarian challenges. The program provides business incentives for reaching those in need: winners receive an acceleration certificate...

  • Published on Mar 2, 2018
    Global Dossier is a set of business services that provides IP stakeholders free, secure, one-stop access to related patent applications from all participating IP offices.

USPTO for Kids & Teachers

  • Published on Dec 10, 2016
    A day with students at a unique Camp Invention session. Camp Invention is a program run by the National Inventors Hall of Fame in conjunction with the United States Patent and Trademark office (USPTO)