Trademark updates & announcements

Upcoming Events

September 6, 2017

Join us at the USPTO Texas Regional Office where we will be hosting an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts. The presentation will cover on navigating the USPTO Trademark, Electronic Search System (TESS) and the Identification of Goods and Services Manual. If you have questions...

September 7, 2017

Author U Extravaganza is an annual author and book publishing event including workshops on marketing, sales, editing, digital publishing and many more topics. Regional Director Molly Kocialski will be teaching authors what they should know about intellectual property at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday,...

September 7, 2017

Please join Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Dr. Christal Sheppard, as the Indiana University Maurer School of Law's Center for Intellectual Property Research in Bloomington launches two pro bono services aimed at helping Indiana independent...

September 7, 2017

In collaboration with Mi Casa Resource Center, we invite you to join Technology Center 2400 Director Nestor Ramirez and Managing Attorney Helen Bryan-Johnson for the 2nd Spanish Language Intellectual Property (IP) Seminar. During this presentation, USPTO representatives will give basic overview of...

September 12, 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...

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...

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…