The 2011 National Trademark Expo will be held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia on Friday, October 14th, and Saturday, October 15th.
The free two-day event is intended to educate the public about the importance of trademarks in the global marketplace.
Exhibitors are invited to showcase their trademarks through educational exhibits. Over 10,000 visitors of all ages attended last year’s 2010 National Trademark Expo.
Highlights of the 2011 National Trademark Expo will include:
- “Unusual Trademarks”
- “Evolution of Marks”
- Educational workshops for adults and children
- Exhibits featuring authentic and counterfeit goods
- Costumed characters.
Space is limited, so owners of federally-registered trademarks who wish to participate in the 2011 National Trademark Expo must submit an application.
Applications will be reviewed by the National Inventors’ Hall of Fame on a rolling basis. Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Brand recognition
- Educational value of the proposed exhibit to enhance the public’s understanding of trademarks
- Category diversity to ensure the Expo has a variety of trademarks represented
Any owner of a United States trademark registration may apply to exhibit. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2011.