Programs and Events
INTA-USPTO Roundtables
Detroit, Michigan


Meet with key U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) officials including Commissioner for Trademarks Deborah Cohn, at a luncheon roundtable discussion at the USPTO’s satellite office in Detroit, Michigan.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lunch: 11:30 am

Discussion: 12:00 pm–1:45 pm

The roundtable is designed to help the USPTO better understand the needs of those using its services and to offer insights into the USPTO operations. Topics to be covered will include:

  • Recent developments at the USPTO.
  • Customer suggestions for improvements.
  • End-to-end electronic processing.
  • Practice tips.


Craig Morris, USPTO 
Anessa Owen Kramer, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn


International Trademark Association
United States Patent and Trademark Office


300 River Place South
Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: (313) 446-4800


All guests are requested to park their vehicles at the parking garage located at 600 River Place.

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Building Access

Proceed to the lobby Security Desk and sign in.  The security guards, who will have been given a list of attendees, will direct the visitor to the bank of elevators. Proceed to the 2nd floor. Upon exiting you will see the suite entrance for Suite 2900. Please ring the doorbell for admittance. ID will be required.

Registration Information

The registration fee is US $45 per person/session and includes a buffet meal. Enrollment is limited to the first 25 individuals who register.

Register online or  download the registration form and fax it with payment to +1-212-768-7796.

Registrants are invited to send no more than two questions in advance to ensure there is sufficient time to address them during the roundtable. Please send your questions to by November 14, 2012.

Note: This is not a forum to discuss individual cases.