Many consumer products we use today trace their origins to @NASA, established #OTD in 1958. Learn about Carroll Gantz of @BLACKANDDECKER who created the Dustbuster based off cordless power tool technology developed for the Apollo lunar missions: http://bit.ly/3kIdGkg
A stroke of genius? Patented technology such as #swim caps and goggles can help athletes competing at the @Olympics take home the gold. #Tokyo2020 #TeamUSA
Interested in hearing the latest information on #trademark policies and goals from #USPTO experts? Join us virtually for the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC)’s quarterly meeting on July 30. Check out the agenda: http://bit.ly/3x7A6Ot #StateOfTrademarks
Know a trailblazer whose innovative work in technology should be recognized by @POTUS? We’d love to hear about them. Don’t forget to submit your nomination for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by July 30: http://bit.ly/2SOeYOI
Thank you @SecRaimondo for your remarks at the #USPTO’s 75th anniversary celebration of the #LanhamAct! The @CommerceGov Secretary spoke about the vital role of trademark protection in America’s economic competitiveness. Learn more about this anniversary: http://bit.ly/3x7HVUj
This month marks 75 years since the #LanhamAct, which transformed trademark protection, was signed into law. Learn more in our latest #blog, and tune in to our event celebrating the anniversary today at 1 p.m. ET: http://bit.ly/3x7HVUj
#TipTuesday: The Inventors Assistance Center is available Monday through Friday to answer questions and help you make filing a #patent application as simple and efficient as possible. Learn more about this valuable resource: http://bit.ly/3x1sooZ
Engineer Rory Cooper holds over 20 patents in assistive technologies, ranging from advanced wheelchair design and robotic devices to seat cushions and wearable instruments for people with disabilities. Learn more: http://bit.ly/31nPXIH #DisabilityIndependenceDay
Tomorrow: Join us for a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the #LanhamAct, which established modern #trademark law. Register to hear from @SecRaimondo, members of Congress, #USPTO leaders, and reps from @harleydavidson, @Mattel and @NBCUniversal: http://bit.ly/2T5SVni
Follow us to stay up to date with highlights from the #USPTO’s leadership speaking engagements: http://bit.ly/3iHL3kA
Meet the #trademark experts tomorrow at our Trademark Basics Boot Camp! Register now for this free, virtual event to get your questions answered by #USPTO professionals: http://bit.ly/3zqxKvD
Have you checked out the agenda for #InventionCon2021? Take a look at the amazing innovators joining us for workshops, panels, and conversations during our three-day event for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Register now: http://bit.ly/3jpKePi
On July 24, 1969, #Apollo11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a flight of 195 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds. The crew used patented technology, including these parachutes, to return safely from the moon. Learn more from @NASA: https://go.nasa.gov/3r8qdys
Are you smarter than the av-er-age bear? Pack your valuable snacks in and out with a patented pic-a-nic basket. Whether you’re visiting @YellowstoneNPS or a park in your community, remember to #LeaveNoTrace this #summer.
Let the Games begin!® To learn more about the special role #trademarks play in the @Olympics, watch the #USPTO’s fireside chat with @TeamUSA’s Dana Jozefczyk: http://bit.ly/2TgxIHm
Our National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) continued today! After learning copyright basics, educators put that knowledge to work in a Copyright Carnival, inspiring each other with their creations. Learn about the different types of #IP: http://bit.ly/2Rt7ss9 #USPTOSTEM
Want to conduct a #patent or #trademark search like the pros? Join the #USPTOEastern Regional Office on July 29 to learn about support and resources offered by our national network of Patent and Trademark Resource Centers: http://bit.ly/3kqxl7Y #USPTONearYou
#USPTO IP Attaché Duncan Willson recently delivered a keynote address about #IP enforcement at a Quality Brands Protection Committee-hosted forum in Beijing. Watch Willson discuss his work to help U.S. companies in a challenging environment in this 🎥: http://bit.ly/3xGw28W
#DYK that our regional offices frequently host great virtual events? Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or just starting out on your innovation journey, check out some of the sessions offered at a #USPTONearYou: http://bit.ly/2eAv8Wu
Today at our virtual National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI), educators learned about building a brand and registering a #trademark, and heard from Audrey Sherman, the first woman scientist @3M to hold over 100 patents. Learn more about NSTI: http://bit.ly/375Tn8x #USPTOSTEM
Are you interested in learning more about #patent searching? Join experts at the #USPTORockyMtn Regional Office on July 29 to hear about preliminary searching, the suggested Seven-Step Strategy, tips and resources for searching, and more. Register today: http://bit.ly/3ekWWLT
Since President Truman signed the #LanhamAct into law in 1946, federal #trademark registrations have made the marketplace more fair, competitive, and safe for all. Help us celebrate this major milestone in America’s commercial history on July 27: http://bit.ly/2T5SVni
The #USPTO’s National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) has hosted educators from all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Today, participants in this year’s virtual NSTI worked on a team invention and learned about #patents. About the program: http://bit.ly/2owDZOz #USPTOSTEM
#OTD in 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took a “giant leap” onto the “magnificent desolation” of the moon, with #Apollo11 crew member Michael Collins in orbit nearby. Learn more the technology that made it possible from @NASA: https://go.nasa.gov/3hEuJSf
#TipTuesday: Children who experience hands-on invention education early are more likely to be #innovators later in life. The #USPTO has many resources, activities, and workshops available for parents and teachers. Find out more on our website: http://bit.ly/2UOTeTH
The #USPTO’s IP attachés may be located in posts around the world, but they are united in solving problems, serving stakeholders, and supporting the global #IntellectualProperty community. Learn more in this short video: http://bit.ly/2Ua6QsW
The #USPTO’s National Summer Teachers Institute kicks off today! Teachers from around the country will come together virtually this week to increase their knowledge of inventing and innovation. Stay tuned for more updates from the field! #USPTOSTEM
Curious about what happens after you register a #trademark? Join us tomorrow for part seven of our Trademark Basics Boot Camp and learn about mandatory filings to keep your registration alive. Sign up for this free, online event: http://bit.ly/3rbCsKA
Calling all young and independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners – mark your calendars for #InventionCon2021! Join us from August 18-20 and put your creativity to work. Register for this free, virtual event today: http://bit.ly/3jpKePi #MotivationMonday
What do you say at the end of #SharkWeek? Fin.
We hope these #trademark sharks tide you over until next year.
We wrap up our #NationalIceCreamDay journey on the West Coast with a SLOW CHURNED® brand nearly a century old. @Dreyers ice cream was founded in Oakland, California, part of the #USPTOSV region, showing that good ideas take time.
#NationalIceCreamDay moves on to the great plains of the #USPTOTexas region, where @ILoveBlueBell has been in the ice cream biz since 1906. Check out the distinctive #trademark of this brand from Brenham, Texas.
Rockier Road® in the #USPTORockyMtn region! Based out of Richmond, Utah, Casper’s Ice Cream holds several registered trademarks, including for the @fatboyicecream brand and this regionally appropriate flavor. #NationalIceCreamDay
Next on our list is another company with registered trademarks and a gas station origin story. The headquarters (and #FlavorGraveyard) of @benandjerrys is located in Vermont, part of the #USPTOEastern region. #NationalIceCreamDay
We are starting our #NationalIceCreamDay trademarks tour in the #USPTOMidwest region, where Handel’s Ice Cream has been fresh and homemade since 1945, when Alice Handel began serving it out of the family gas station in Youngstown, Ohio.
It’s #NationalIceCreamDay, and we’ve got the scoop on some pretty chill #IntellectualProperty. Grab a cone and join us today as we serve up some ice cream #trademarks from around the nation. Where is your go-to spot for a #summer treat? 🍦 #TastyTrademarks
Inventor Kavita Shukla identified the problem of global hunger at an early age, and she knew her solution could help people all over the world. Still, it was years before she launched #FreshPaper. Listen to her story in our latest #JourneysOfInnovation: http://bit.ly/3jt74pk
Inspired by the #Apollo11 anniversary to try your hand at #rocket science? Make and launch your own paper rocket, and learn about Newton’s third law of motion along the way, in this fun interactive activity for the whole family: http://bit.ly/36oET3a #STEM
Patent data can show how #science and #technology link to economic and social outcomes. Check out the #USPTO’s new working paper on how the PatentsView data and visualization platform is advancing patent research and new policies: http://bit.ly/3kpuKeR
#OTD in 1969, @NASA launched the #Apollo11 mission from the @NASAKennedy Space Center. Check out some of the patents from the Saturn V rocket that put us on the moon, and learn more about this historic feat of innovation: https://go.nasa.gov/3hOtKxJ
#DYK that #SharkWeek is a registered trademark of @Discovery communications? 🦈 Learn how to make a splash of your own by protecting your brand. No click-bait, we promise: http://bit.ly/31kI2hG
In 1951, Marion Donovan received a patent for a waterproof diaper cover, the precursor to the disposable diaper. Initially rejected by manufactures, her product was an instant success with parents and caregivers. Learn more about her innovations: http://bit.ly/3ASIXqp
Attention businesses! Our 5 regional offices want to hear from you! We welcome the opportunity to hear about your experiences with the #USPTO so that we can improve #IP outcomes and customer service. Reach out to a #USPTONearYou today: http://bit.ly/3wbbe7R
Recently, #USPTORockyMtn Regional Director Molly Kocialski showcased our work in the region at Denver’s Global Landing Pad acceleration program, which connected local stakeholders with companies from New Zealand and Australia looking to bring their businesses to Denver.
During her career as a nurse and physical therapist, Bessie Blount invented a device which allowed double-amputees to feed themselves, providing more daily autonomy for her #veteran patients. Learn more about Blount’s work to make patients’ lives better: http://bit.ly/2Nibgun
What can the label of your #wine bottle tell you about #IntellectualProperty? Join the #USPTOEastern Regional Office for an informative #HappyHour tomorrow at 4 p.m. to learn more about #WineAndIP, labeling, and American viticultural areas: http://bit.ly/3B45dxl
This month marks the 75th anniversary of the passage of the #LanhamAct, which established modern U.S. #trademark law. Join us on July 27 for a special virtual commemoration to learn how this legislation has benefitted businesses the world over: http://bit.ly/2T5SVni
During the pandemic, #trademark applications increased significantly. Recently, Commissioner for Trademarks David Gooder joined @FederalNewsNet to discuss the #USPTO’s strategies to respond to the surge. Check out the article: http://bit.ly/3qUDIle
Expert library staff working at Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) will use search tools to help you find the information vital to protecting your invention or brand. Learn more about services provided by PTRCs: http://bit.ly/3jYbBjS
You wouldn’t burn the toast, so don’t burn your brand! Join us next week for a special event covering trademarks and other #IP in the food service industry. Sign up now for the July 19 session and protect what makes your restaurant special: http://bit.ly/3wYsdM6