2011 National Trademark Expo

The Expo features educational seminars and children's workshops and activities. Exhibitors showcase their federally-registered trademarks through educational exhibits, including booths, themed displays, costumed characters, and inflatables.


  • 5-Hour ENERGY
  • 1000 Cranes, LLC
  • AIPLA, Creativity in Bloom
  • American Girl, LLC
  • Bigsby Division and the Gretsch Company
  • Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
  • Caterpillar Inc
  • City of Falls Church
  • CMG
  • Cotton Incorporated
  • Elevation Burger
  • GED Testing Service
  • Idaho Potato Commission
  • INTA
  • Mattel
  • Rita's Ice, Custard, Happiness
  • The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
  • The Hershey Company
  • The Pepsom Group
  • Travelers
  • UPS
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), National IPR Coordination Center (NIPRCC)
  • U.S. Department of Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB)
  • U.S. Department of the Army

Costumed Characters

  • 5-Hour ENERGY Bottle
  • Barbie
  • Cat in the Hat
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Crayola crayons' mascot "Tip"
  • Curious George
  • Fruit of the Loom "fruit suits"
  • GEICO's Gecko
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar
  • Olive Oyl
  • Pillsbury Doughboy
  • Popeye
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Rita's Ice Guy
  • Spuddy Buddy
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • T. Markey


  • Bridgestone Tire
  • Cat in the Hat's Hat and Hand
  • Collegiate mascots
  • GEICO's Gecko
  • NFL football player - Baltimore Ravens
  • Pinocchio

Outside Attractions

  • Caterpillar equipment
  • NASCAR show car for 5 Hour-ENERGY
  • UPS Truck

Inside Attractions

  • Children's Workshops
  • Guided tours
  • He-Man statue
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum exhibit
  • Sound Marks Exhibit
  • Story Time by Hooray for Books!
  • Video to assist pro se applicants- National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

Display Cabinets

  • Bottle Configurations
  • Counterfeit vs. Authentic goods
  • Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) items


  • Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing for Trademark Registration
  • Counterfeiting and Piracy - Why Buy "Legit"?
  • Know What You're Buying: American Indian Art and Imitations
  • Trademarks 101
  • What Every Small Business Should Know About Intellectual Property