Trademark Updates & Announcements

Upcoming Events

July 26, 2017

Numerous owners of U.S. trademark registrations, as well as applicants for such registrations, have been targeted by unscrupulous parties who extract their names from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) databases and offer them services, often holding themselves out to be acting on...

July 26, 2017

Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO Office in San Jose to view a simulcast from USPTO headquarters on "Fraudulent Solicitations to Trademark Owners". The USPTO and its Trademark Public Advisory Committee are co-hosting a roundtable discussion concerning the many fraudulent trademark notices that...

July 26, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office will host a webcast/livestream enabling stakeholders in the Denver metro area to participate in the Trademark Public Advisory Committee’s Trademark Fraudulent Solicitations Roundtable. The purpose of the roundtable is to further public awareness of the problem, to...

July 27, 2017

Activity Speaker TPAC is planning to have deliberative discussions on potential recommendations as to future budget planning related to Trademark fees and USPTO operations, and an analysis of the impact on Trademarks reserves. Dee Ann Weldon-Wilson , TPAC Chair

July 27, 2017

Activity Speaker TPAC is planning to have deliberative discussions on potential recommendations as to future budget planning related to Trademark fees and USPTO operations, and an analysis of the impact on Trademarks reserves. Dee Ann Weldon-Wilson , TPAC Chair

July 28, 2017

The Trademark Public Advisory Committee reviews the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with respect to trademarks, and will advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO on these...

August 2, 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...

August 2, 2017

Trademark Basics - What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later Join Fab Lab San Diego, San Diego Public Library and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), for the second installment of the 2017 Intellectual Property Series. Jason Lott, USPTO Attorney Advisor for Trademark...

August 8, 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...

September 25, 2017

On September 25, 2017, the USPTO will host a public meeting to report out on the comments to the TTAB’s Request for Comments on Possible Streamlined Version of Cancellation Proceedings on Grounds of Abandonment and Nonuse, for which the comment period is scheduled to close on August 14, 2017...

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…