The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) plans to re-establish in-person hearings starting August 8, 2022, at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, VA.
Parties may appear virtually for hearings in appeals and trials.
In-person hearings may have one or more judges attending virtually.
At least initially, TTAB will only conduct an in-person hearing when agreed to by all parties.
Specific details of each hearing may vary, and will be subject to hearing room availability, agency operating status, and guidelines. Parties should refer to their applicable orders for details.
Information about accessing USPTO facilities can found at https://www.uspto.gov/coronavirus.
For public access to a TTAB hearing, either virtual or in-person, submit a request to TTABHearings@uspto.gov at least 3 days before the hearing.
For more information about TTAB oral hearings, please contact TTABHearings@uspto.gov or call 571-272-8500.