Trademark updates & announcements

Upcoming Events

July 6, 2018

We invite you to join us for a series of programming on understanding intellectual property (IP). Part I in the series will focus on an introduction to the different types of IP, how to research/determine if an idea is novel, and the comparison between a provisional and non-provisional patent...

July 10, 2018

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...

July 27, 2018

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will host the 2018 National Trademark Exposition. The exposition is a free, family-friendly event where you can learn about trademarks. It will feature educational workshops,...

August 17, 2018

Invention-Con 2018 is a free, two-day independent inventors’ conference to inform and equip inventors and small businesses with intellectual property know-how! The Agenda for Invention-Con 2018 is full of hot topics of interest for inventors and entrepreneurs and the speakers assembled are ready to...

September 20, 2018

The USPTO is partnering with select law schools throughout the country to present live PTAB and TTAB proceedings, including ex parte appeal hearings and AIA trials, and to provide educational sessions where Board judges share tips for successful advocacy before the TTAB and PTAB. This program is...

October 19, 2018

We invite you to join us for a series of programming on understanding intellectual property (IP). Part I in the series will focus on an introduction to the different types of IP, how to research/determine if an idea is novel, and the comparison between a provisional and non-provisional patent...

News & Updates

After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0

The After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) is part of the USPTO's on-going efforts towards compact prosecution and increased collaboration between examiners and stakeholders.

January 30, 2018 USPTO Announces 2018 National Trademark Exposition

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it will host the 2018 National Trademark Exposition at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution on Friday,…

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…