Trademark Updates & Announcements

Upcoming Events

April 24, 2017

Come and see a live Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) hearing at the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The TTAB hears and decides adversary proceedings involving: oppositions to the registration of trademarks, petitions to cancel trademark registrations and proceedings...

April 24, 2017

Join U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison and Deputy Chief Trademark Judge Susan Richey for a panel discussion regarding "Jobs and Externships in Trademarks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)." The Office of Trademarks is responsible...

April 26, 2017

World Intellectual Property Day is an initiative of the World Intellectual Property Organization's outreach program to educate communities in different parts of the US regarding the importance of protecting intellectual property and the resources available for its protection. Register The program...

May 2, 2017

Come learn from leading experts on Intellectual Property (IP) about the protection and enforcement of your IP in China. At this seminar you will be introduced to Chinese principal laws on patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets; enforcing your IP rights in China; hear perspectives from...

May 3, 2017

Join us as we celebrate World IP Day by celebrating business and discovering how innovation drives business in our region! We'll focus on what impact patents, trademarks, and trade secrets have on business growth and opportunty. We'll learn how intellectual property drove the business growth of...

May 3, 2017

Join us at the USPTO Texas Regional Office where we will be hosting an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts. If you have questions about your current trademark application or if you are looking to get one or you are just interested, please join us. During this virtual meeting with...

May 3, 2017

World IP Day offers a unique opportunity to join with others around the globe to reflect on the contribution of intellectual property to the innovation that shapes our world and improves our lives. This year, two award winning inventors from UT Austin will discuss their amazing innovations and UT...

May 4, 2017

The United States Patent and Trademark Office's Texas Regional Office is presenting an Introduction to Intellectual Property Seminar in Mandarin Chinese. The Seminar is free to attend, but advance registration is required. Please sign-up with the button to the right that reads "Register." The...

May 5, 2017

Come learn from leading experts on Intellectual Property (IP) about the protection and enforcement of your IP in China. At this seminar you will be introduced to Chinese principal laws on patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets; enforcing your IP rights in China; hear perspectives from...

May 9, 2017

The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) . During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing...

News & Updates

April 24, 2014 USPTO Announces 2014 National Trademark Expo

Washington - The U.S. Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the 2014 National Trademark Expo on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The free, two-day event, which attracts thousands of…

March 26, 2014 USPTO Launches New Glossary Pilot Program to Promote Patent Claim Clarity

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the launch of its new Glossary Pilot Program as part of ongoing Obama administration efforts to strengthen the U.S. patent system. The pilot, which will begin on June 2 and run through…

March 24, 2014 USPTO to Host Roundtable on Crowdsourcing Access to Prior Art

Washington- The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a roundtable to solicit public opinion on boosting crowdsourcing and third-party preissuance submissions identifying relevant prior art. The goal of this outreach is to enhance the quality of…

October 31, 2013 USPTO to Host Next Software Partnership Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its next public Software Partnership Meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the USPTO campus in Alexandria, Virginia. Partnership Meetings are an opportunity to bring stakeholders together…

February 12, 2013 USPTO to Host Public Roundtables on Requests for Continued Examinations

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in collaboration with the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), will host a series of public roundtables to solicit stakeholder input on ways the agency can reduce the number of Request for…

November 13, 2012 USPTO Announces Call for 2013 Innovation Expo Exhibitors

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced its call for exhibitors for the 2013 Innovation Expo, to be held on the agency's Alexandria, Va. campus, June 20-22, 2013. Free and open to the public, the Expo will feature patented and…