Trademark updates & announcements

Upcoming Events

March 22, 2019

The City of Englewood is hosting the third annual Business Resource and Lenders Expo in conjunction with the Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be available to provide information on resources...

March 26, 2019

If you run a business, you can't afford to ignore trademarks. Join Managing Attorney Craig Morris of the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an informative discussion geared toward start-ups and new entrepreneurs. Register early for...

March 27, 2019

If you run a business, you can't afford to ignore trademarks. Join Managing Attorney Craig Morris of the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an informative discussion geared toward start-ups and new entrepreneurs. Register early for...

March 27, 2019

If you are a graphic designer, you can't afford to ignore trademarks and copyrights. Come and attend a program specifically tailored for you and learn about the fundamentals of both trademarks and copyrights. Hear about the potential pitfalls of infringement and how to avoid such issues. The overall...

April 2, 2019

Learn about all forms of intellectual property (IP) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets from United Stated Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) staff. We will be happy to answer your questions on the first Tuesday of every month as we host office hours at the Commons on...

April 3, 2019

Does your business have an amazing brand name? Do you want to learn how to protect it? Learn basic facts about trademarks from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Attorney Advisor for Trademark Educational Outreach Jason Lott. See how trademarks differ from patents, copyrights, domain names,...

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 Center,...

April 5, 2019

The USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office invites you to join us for Part I of its series The Path to a Patent. In this module, we will provide a brief overview of the different types of intellectual property (including trademarks and copyrights) and take an in-depth look at the patenting process...

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 Center,...

May 7, 2019

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month as we host office hours at The Commons on Champa in Downtown Denver as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Federal Government Tuesdays (click HERE for more information). One of our team members will be on hand to provide information and answer...

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...