Learn About Design Patents: This free, virtual event, conducted from 1-3 p.m. ET on September 23 by a USPTO design supervisory patent examiner, will explain what a design patent is and how it differs from a utility patent. Please register by September 22.

To Register: uspto.gov/about-us/events/learn-about-design-patents-4

Trademark Basics Boot Camp: Modules in this free, eight-part virtual series resume with Module 1 on October 5, with subsequent modules every Tuesday in October and November from 2-3:30 p.m. ET. Users can attend any or all specific modules that meet their needs.

  • October 5, Module 1: For small business owners or entrepreneurs interested in learning about trademarks and how to apply for a federal registration.
  • October 12, Module 2: The overall trademark registration process, from filing to registration.
  • October 19, Module 3: Important principles related to trademark searching and effective use of the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS).

To Register: uspto.gov/about-us/events/trademark-basics-boot-camp

Visit uspto.gov/events for many other opportunities to attend free virtual events and/or training.