Trademark updates & announcements

Upcoming Events

September 26, 2017

Register Now Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as we welcome startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs to the Michigan State University Innovation Center in East Lansing, Michigan for a half day workshop on intellectual property. This free event will provide...

September 27, 2017

The Patent and Trademark Resource Center at the University of Michigan Library is pleased to announce that the Commissioner for Trademarks from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mary Boney Denison , will be visiting on September 27, 2017. Commissioner Denison will be providing news and...

September 27, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the USPTO is partnering with the University of Minnesota Law School to present live PTAB and TTAB proceedings, including an AIA trial, and to provide an educational session where Board judges will share tips for successful advocacy before the TTAB and PTAB. Opening...

September 27, 2017

Join us at the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a resource program in support of the 4th annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for K-12 Students. The Congressional App Challenge runs through November 1, 2017 and encourages K-12 students to create their own apps. The...

October 10, 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...

October 19, 2017

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 Filing an International Application Through the USPTO USPTO as a Designated Contracting Party (DCP) – 66(a)/Madrid...

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…