Trademark updates & announcements

Upcoming Events

January 25, 2019

The Trademark Public Advisory Committee reviews the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with respect to trademarks and advises the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO on these...

January 31, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to produce a new wave of innovation and creativity. At the same time, it poses novel challenges and opportunities for intellectual property (IP) policy, such as: How is AI being used to enforce IP rights, protect inventions, and create new business models?...

February 5, 2019

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...

February 5, 2019

The Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in collaboration with other partners located across the region (see available locations below), will host an interactive session with experts from the USPTO's Trademark Assistance Center (TAC), which is based at USPTO...

February 6, 2019

Join us for an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts at the USPTO. This month's presentation will cover navigating the USPTO Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) and the Identification of Goods and Services Manual. During this virtual meeting with the Trademark Assistance...

March 5, 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to get your questions on intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets answered. The sessions take place on 2nd floor in the OED Office, or occasionally on the first floor in the QF Innovation Lounge. Walk ins are...

March 6, 2019

Join us for an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts at the USPTO. This month's presentation will cover navigating the USPTO Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) and the Identification of Goods and Services Manual. During this virtual meeting with the Trademark Assistance...

April 3, 2019

Join us for an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts at the USPTO. This month's presentation will cover navigating the USPTO Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) and the Identification of Goods and Services Manual. During this virtual meeting with the Trademark Assistance...

May 1, 2019

Join us for an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts at the USPTO. This month's presentation will cover navigating the USPTO Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) and the Identification of Goods and Services Manual. During this virtual meeting with the Trademark Assistance...

May 14, 2019

The Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in collaboration with other partners located across the region (see available locations below), will host an interactive session with experts from the USPTO's Trademark Assistance Center (TAC), which is based at USPTO...

News & Updates

After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0

The After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) is part of the USPTO's on-going efforts towards compact prosecution and increased collaboration between examiners and stakeholders.

January 30, 2018 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,…

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…