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United States Patent and Trademark Office National Trademark Expo


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Event Date and Time: 
10/17/2014 (All day) - 10/18/2014 (All day)

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.

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