United States Patent and Trademark Office

USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees

by | May 22, 2024
The USPTO anticipates three upcoming vacancies for each committee. Selected members will serve a three-year term beginning Dec. 1, 2024, and can participate in the committees remotely. Nominations must be submitted online on or before July 5.
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USPTO, Commerce Department Launch Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative to Empower More Women Founders
by | Nov 17, 2022
The WE initiative launches ahead of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day this Saturday, November 19, and comes on the heels of President Biden’s recent proclamation naming this month as National Entrepreneurship Month. “Unleashing the potential of women entrepreneurs is good for business, good for families, and good for our economy,” the U.S. Secretary of Commerce says.
Historic IP Decision: The Future of ‘Immoral,’ ‘Scandalous’ and ‘Disparaging’ Trademarks
by | Jul 7, 2017
A recent Supreme Court decision will likely have wide-ranging impact on the field of trademarks. Polsinelli’s Kathryn Allen and Adam Rehm discuss what the highly-anticipated IP decision means — and last week's USPTO guidance.
With Director Aboard, Regional Patent Office Buzzing With Activity
by | Jan 28, 2016
Hope Shimabuku has her work cut out for her leading the Regional Patent Office, but the engineer and intellectual property attorney is up for the challenge.