Trademark Public Advisory Meeting - October 2014

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Executive Session 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

TPAC will hold an executive session to discuss confidential deliberative process information from the USPTO related to the proposed reduction in certain Trademark fees, and the draft FY2016 budget.Maury Tepper, Chair
Trademark Public Advisory Committee


October 16, 2014 - Public Session 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (EDT)

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Related Documents:

TPAC Full Program Presentation

9:00am - 9:10amWelcome and Introduction of Members (Maury Tepper, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Chair)
9:10am - 9:20amLegislative Update (Dana Colarulli, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs)
9:20am - 9:35amIP Attaché Update (Dominic Keating, Director, IP Attaché Program)
9:35am - 9:45amPolicy and International Update (Sharon Marsh / Amy Cotton)
9:45am - 10:15am

Trademark Operations Update (Debbie Cohn, Commissioner for Trademarks)

  • Performance Statistics
  • Fee Reduction Timeline
  • TMEP Updates
  • TMNG Updates
  • Outcome of Specimen Pilot and Next Steps
  • TM Expo and Other Upcoming Events
>>10 minute break<<
10:25am - 10:35am

OCFO Update (Tony Scardino, Chief Financial Officer)

  • Current Financial Performance and Projections
  • Budget Planning and Timeline
10:35am - 11:10am

TTAB Update (Gerard Rogers, Chief Administrative Trademark Judge)

  • Performance statistics (Pending Cases, Timelines, and Projections)
  • ACR Initiatives
  • Outreach and Public Meetings Update
11:10am - 11:35am

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

  • TMNG progress update and timeline for completion
  • Other initiatives (PTO-wide updates)
11:35am - 11:45am

Public Comments

Adjourn Public Meeting

Next Meeting: Friday, February 27, 2015