Trademark updates & announcements

Upcoming Events

October 2, 2019

Join us for an interactive Q&A session with the USPTO's Trademark Experts. This month's presentation will cover navigating the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS), the Identification of Goods and Services Manual, and the maintaining of federal trademark registrations. Make sure to bring your...

October 8, 2019

Primary Patent Examiner Kristina DeHerrera presents an introduction to intellectual property, the different types of intellectual property, how to research and determine if an idea is novel, and the comparison between a provisional and non-provisional patent application. Learn more and register for...

October 11, 2019

Douglas County will host a Small Business Resource and Lenders Expo where participants can learn about SBA programs, loan and micro loan programs available for small businesses through lending institutions, government contracting resources, State of Colorado and expanded SBDC services. There will be...

October 15, 2019

Innovate Montana connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to take their ventures to the next level of success in a global economy. Regional Director Molly Kocialski will host a roundtable for small businesses and entrepreneurs focusing on the resources available from the USPTO, the...

October 27, 2019

USPTO Commissioner of Trademarks Mary Denison and Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO Molly Kocialski will provide a retrospective and prospective on legal issues emerging in the IP landscape. Learn more and register for this event. They will also discuss regulations and guidance relating...

November 6, 2019

Join us for an interactive Q&A session with the USPTO's Trademark Experts. This month's presentation will cover navigating the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS), the Identification of Goods and Services Manual, and the maintaining of federal trademark registrations. Make sure to bring your...

November 7, 2019

NAPABA will hold its 2019 convention covering a wide range of legal matters to deepen participants’ knowledge and skills through panel discussions, workshops, and presentations. Learn more and register for the event . This year's event will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas and will...

November 12, 2019

Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO Director Molly Kocialski will give a presentation on intellectual property basics, focusing on the different types of IP: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Learn more and register for this event. Director Kocialski will also discuss how to determine...

December 4, 2019

Join us for an interactive Q&A session with the USPTO's Trademark Experts. This month's presentation will cover navigating the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS), the Identification of Goods and Services Manual, and the maintaining of federal trademark registrations. Make sure to bring your...

News & Updates

After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0

The After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) has been extended through September 30, 2020 . 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...