The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will host aÂ National Trademark Expo Friday and SaturdayÂ in Washington to help educate the public on the what role trademarks play in business development and their value for growth in the global marketplace.
Mary Boney Denison,Â USPTO commissioner for trademarks, wrote in a guestÂ post published Monday the Expo will have a “Movement and Energy” theme and tackle issues such as unusual trademarks and brand evolution.
Denison noted attendees canÂ participate in seminars toÂ discuss trademark basics, applications toÂ seek federal registration, what happens after registration and purchases ofÂ products and services.
“This yearâs Expo will feature exhibits and display cases of authentic goods alongside counterfeit goods, including a display by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board,” said Denison.
“A number of our countryâs leading corporations, small businesses, and governmental agencies will also be on site.”