Trademark updates & announcements

Upcoming Events

August 7, 2019

Join us for an interactive Q&A session with the USPTO's Trademark Experts. This month's presentation will cover navigating the USPTO Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) and the Identification of Goods and Services Manual. Make sure to bring your questions to this video teleconference with the...

August 13, 2019

Learn about trademark registration and ask experts your questions during Trademark Tuesday, a virtual meeting with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) . The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO hosts this interactive question and answer session on the second Tuesday of each month. This free...

August 13, 2019

Attend Trademark Tuesday for an introduction to trademark basics and the trademark application process. Join an interactive session with experts from the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC), which is based at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The Rocky...

September 4, 2019

Join us for an interactive Q&A session with the USPTO's Trademark Experts . This month's presentation will cover navigating the USPTO Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) and the Identification of Goods and Services Manual. Make sure to bring your questions to this video teleconference with the...

News & Updates

After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0

The After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) has been extended through September 30, 2019 . AFCP 2.0 is part of the USPTO's on-going efforts towards compact prosecution and increased collaboration between examiners and stakeholders. AFCP Response Form (PTO-2323) The AFCP Response Form (PTO...

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, July...

USPTO Proposes Reducing Certain Trademark Fees To Lower Costs And Promote Efficiency For Customers

Washington - The U.S. Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to reduce fees for many new trademark applications and most renewals of registration. USPTO also proposes a new Trademark Electronic Application...

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...

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...

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...

Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural Products

On March 4, 2014, the Office published a guidance memorandum titled Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural Products ( Guidance ). The Guidance implements a new procedure to address changes in the law relating...

Notice of Delegation to Commissioner for Patents and Notice of Delegation to Commissioner for Trademarks

Notice of Delegation to Commissioner for Patents As previously established through the USPTO's Agency Organization Order 45-1, dated June 24, 2002, and pursuant to a further delegation issued on November 15, 2013, the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property...

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...

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 Continued...