Frederick S. Wendelken’s Nov. 22, 1898, patent for a “Type-writing machine” is among the invention displays adorning the walls of the USPTO’s Texas Regional Office in Dallas.

Located in the Terminal Annex Federal Building downtown, the Texas Regional Office serves Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. It opened on Nov. 9, 2015—the same year “The Lone Star State” was made the official state nickname for Texas.

In January, the Texas Regional Office will host the virtual Trademark Boot Camp. Module 1 of the series begins January 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, with subsequent modules following each Tuesday at the same time.

Hope Shimabuku, the office’s regional director, brings to the USPTO nearly two decades of experience as an engineer and intellectual property attorney.