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United States Patent and Trademark Office National Trademark Expo
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the Expo on Friday, October 17, from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, October 18, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Expo is a free, family-friendly event designed to educate the public about trademarks which includes:
- Workshops and educational activities for children, including games and quizzes
- Numerous exhibits featuring trademarks
- Displays comparing counterfeit goods with authentic goods
- Costumed characters and inflatables featuring trademarks
- Small giveaways featuring trademarks
The USPTO is still accepting applications to exhibit. Apply now!
Adult Seminars include:
- Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Trade Secrets for US Companies: The Top Myths, Mysteries, and Mistakes
- Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later
- USPTO Website: An Overview of Online Tools and Resources
- Trademark Application and Registration: Process and Pitfalls
- Counterfeiting and Piracy - Why Buy “Legit”?
No registration will be required to attend the Expo or seminars.
For non-press inquiries, please email TMExpo@uspto.gov or contact Chrisie King at (571) 272-9179, Andrew Lawrence at (571) 272-9342, or Carol Spils at (571) 272-9226.