TRADEMARK BASICS BOOT CAMP: Modules in this free, eight-part virtual series return for 2022 with Module 1 on January 11, and subsequent modules every Tuesday in January and February from 2 to 3:30 p.m ET. Users can attend any or all specific modules that meet their needs.

  • January 11, Module 1: For small business owners or entrepreneurs interested in learning about trademarks and how to apply for a federal registration.
  • January 18, Module 2: The overall trademark registration process, from filing to registration.
  • January 25, Module 3: Important principles related to trademark searching and effective use of the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS).


TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES: On January 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET, the Office of Education at the USPTO will host an intellectual property workshop for K-12 educators interested in integrating intellectual property, innovation, and invention activities into their STEM/STEAM curriculum. Educators can learn about different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.


OFFICE HOURS: On January 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. ET, the Office of Education hosts the next installment in its monthly virtual “office hours,” in which K-12 educators and learners may ask questions regarding intellectual property, USPTO resources, and explore ideas for integrating intellectual property concepts into various subject matter. Sessions are held on the last Wednesday of every month.


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