USPTO’s IP Attaché Consultations
The USPTO’s IP attachés work within international jurisdictions to advocate for intellectual property policies that are important to U.S. stakeholders. During the week of December 10, 2014, the USPTO held its annual IP Attaché Consultations conference at its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. On Friday, December 14, the attachés held a session with members of prominent IP professional associations and advisory committees, during which Winterfeldt IP Group Founder and Principal Brian Winterfeldt presented on behalf of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC), particularly emphasizing the challenges facing global brand owners in connection with GDPR and access to WHOIS data. Additional TPAC representatives reviewed topics such as relative rights examinations, recordation of licenses against registered marks, and pendency issues. Other participants in the session included representatives from the International Trademark Association (INTA), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), American IP Law Association (AIPLA), and others. Please visit https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ip-policy/intellectual-property-rights-ipr-attach-program/intellectual for more information on the USPTO’s IP Attaché Program.