1-DAY TRADEMARKS BOOT CAMP: Attend an in-person, single-day workshop for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups in communities with limited or no internet access, covering what they should know about trademarks. The event is March 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at UMES Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Princess Anne, Maryland.

The event will explore what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process. We’ll also discuss why it’s so important for any new business to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable.

This event is free, but registration is required. For registration information or other questions, email [email protected].


A virtual office hour with USPTO patent examiners, March 13 at noon ET and again March 20 at the same time, is available for anyone seeking a career in that occupation. If you are a U.S. citizen and graduating this year with a focus in biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, design, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics, team members will be available to answer your questions. For more information, contact [email protected]


If you are a librarian looking for a better understanding of patent concepts or want to share reliable resources with inventors looking to protect their intellectual property, attend this free webinar that introduces patent concepts and resources for professional librarians and library staff.

The webinar will be March 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET; a webinar for trademarks is at the same time the following day. Please register to attend at uspto.gov/events. For more information, contact [email protected].

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