USPTO Videos

Trademarks

  • Embedded thumbnail for TEAS Nuts and Bolts: TEAS Plus vs. TEAS RF vs. TEAS Regular
    Published on Oct 04, 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...

  • Embedded thumbnail for Basic Facts About Trademarks: What Every Small Business Should Know
    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.
  • Embedded thumbnail for TEAS Nuts and Bolts: Applicant Information
    Published on Oct 04, 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.

  • Embedded thumbnail for TEAS Nuts and Bolts: Mark Drawing Page
    Published on Oct 04, 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.

  • Embedded thumbnail for TEAS Nuts and Bolts: Additional Statements
    Published on Oct 04, 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.

  • Embedded thumbnail for TEAS Nuts and Bolts: Goods and Services (TEAS PLUS)
    Published on Oct 04, 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.

  • Embedded thumbnail for TEAS Nuts and Bolts: Goods and Services (TEAS RF and TEAS Regular)
    Published on Oct 04, 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.

  • Embedded thumbnail for TEAS Nuts and Bolts: Filing Basis
    Published on Oct 04, 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.

  • Embedded thumbnail for TEAS Nuts and Bolts: Correspondence Information
    Published on Oct 04, 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.

  • Embedded thumbnail for TEAS Nuts and Bolts: Fee/Signature Information
    Published on Oct 04, 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.

     

  • Embedded thumbnail for TEAS Nuts and Bolts: Validation Page
    Published on Oct 04, 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.

  • Embedded thumbnail for 2018 National Trademark Exposition
    Published on Sep 06, 2018

    On July...

  • Embedded thumbnail for Who Owns You After You Die, Inside the Estates of Deceased Celebrities
    Published on Sep 06, 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...

  • Embedded thumbnail for TMIN: Counterfeit
    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...

  • Embedded thumbnail for TMIN News 18: Ornamental
    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...

  • Embedded thumbnail for TMIN News 19: Fees
    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...

GIPA

  • Embedded thumbnail for The Global Intellectual Property Academy – An Overview
    Published on Jul 31, 2017
    This video provides a brief overview of the Global Intellectual Property Academy.
  • Embedded thumbnail for Trade Secrets
    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.
  • Embedded thumbnail for Introduction to Patent Protection
    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.

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International IP

  • Embedded thumbnail for USPTO's Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot
    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...
  • Embedded thumbnail for IP Attaché Program
    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.