TRADEMARK BASICS BOOT CAMP: Modules 3, 4, and 5 of these free, information-packed virtual sessions are scheduled from mid to late April, all on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET.

Module 3, on April 16, will focus on important principles related to federal trademark clearance searching and effective use of the USPTO’s trademark database. Module 4, on April 23, will involve requirements for an initial trademark application. Module 5, on April 30, will focus on the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), including a live demonstration of a trademark filing. Register early through

WANT TO BE AN EXAMINER? A free, virtual fireside chat with USPTO patent examiners, on April 17 from noon to 1 p.m., will provide an inside look at this career opportunity. So will a virtual office hour with USPTO patent examiners on April 24 at the same time. More information: [email protected]

ONE-DAY PATENTS BOOT CAMP: This in-person, single-day workshop for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and inventors in communities with limited or no internet access will cover tools, techniques, and resources to understand the patent application process. It will be April 18 at Summit Station in Innovation Park in Frostburg, Maryland. More information:

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