Trademark Information Technology Initiatives

We Want Your Suggestions! The United States Patent and Trademark Office is embarking on an exciting new Information Technology initiative for the Trademark Organization. We're calling it Trademarks Next Generation. The overall objective of the Trademarks Next Generation effort is often described in terms of the target technology (such a virtualization and cloud computing) but, since the new technology necessitates that the systems be redesigned, it is also a prime opportunity for us to install new functionality and capabilities for you, our users.

Therefore, we are reaching out to you and asking for your suggestions and ideas. We look forward to suggestions relating to the specific functions that currently exist, the need for a capability that does not yet exist, and/or necessary changes to an overall process. Those suggestions submitted before April 15, 2010 will be most helpful since we can consider them as we design the new system, however, as always, whenever you have a suggestion you should feel free to submit it. We have set up an email box to receive your input:

We appreciate your help in ensuring that our electronic systems best meet your needs and we hope you take this opportunity to send in your thoughts and ideas. The Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) has already submitted a list of suggestions. You may first want to view the TPAC submission, and then either expand on their ideas or use them as a jumping off point for entirely new items.