Content tagged "Public Advisory Committees"

Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC)


The TPAC reviews the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of trademark operations and advises the director on these matters.

TPAC Meeting Transcripts

Past Meeting Transcripts

TPAC Fee Setting Hearing

Fee Setting and Adjusting

TPAC Annual Reports


Other TPAC Materials


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Public Advisory Committees

The Public Advisory Committees for the USPTO were created by statute in the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999 to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO on the management of the patent and the trademark operations. The Public Advisory Committees consist of citizens of the United States chosen to represent the interests of the diverse users of the USPTO. The Public Advisory Committees review the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the patent and trademark operations, respectively, and advise the director on these matters. Appointments to the Public Advisory Committees are made by the Secretary of Commerce.

Information for Nominees

Members of the Advisory Committees will be considered Special Government Employees, and will be required to comply with Summary of Ethics Rules for Special Government Employees—2018. Upon selection they will be required to file a completed Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) and a Certification of Status Statement.

TPAC Meeting

TRADEMARK PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE AGENDA USPTO Headquarters Paris Conference Room Madison East 2 nd Floor 600 Dulany Street Alexandria, VA Public Meeting Agenda Friday, February...

PPAC Meeting - February 13, 2009

February 13, 2009 America/New York
Patent Public Advisory Committee Public Session Lunch break from 11:50 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 9:30 am 12:00 Noon Discussion of Action Items from 2008 PPAC Report The following agenda...