Trademark updates & announcements

Upcoming Events

November 15, 2018

***The trademark program is CANCELED. We apologize for the inconvenience. Look for the rescheduled event early next year.*** Come learn from the USPTO during a full-day of programs on international and domestic Trademark practices before the USPTO. Topics will include: Overview of the Madrid system...

December 4, 2018

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to get your questions on intellectual property i ncluding patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets answered. The sessions take place on 2nd floor in the OED Office, and occasionally on the first floor in the QF Innovation Lounge. Walk ins are...

December 5, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to produce a new wave of innovation and creativity. At the same time, it poses novel challenges and opportunities for intellectual property (IP) policy, such as: How do we ensure transparency and guard against bias without sacrificing the competitive edge...

December 5, 2018

Join us for an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts at the USPTO. This month's presentation will cover navigating the USPTO Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) and the Identification of Goods and Services Manual. During this virtual meeting with the Trademark Assistance...

January 18, 2019

Part I of the Intellectual Property Basics series will focus on an introduction to the different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The discussion will also cover how to determine whether your invention is novel and illustrate the difference between...

February 15, 2019

The USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office invites you to join us for Part III of the Intellectual Property Basics series which will focus on the benefits of searching, working with the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system, keyword searching vs. CPC searching, the 6-step search process, and...

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…