United States Patent and Trademark Office

agency in the United States Department of Commerce

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the governmental agency that is responsible for patents and trademarks in the United States. It was created in 1836. The headquarters of the agency in in Washington, D.C.

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Seal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The James Madison building on the campus of the United States Patent and Trademark Office headquarters in Alexandria. This is the largest building on the campus.
Agency overview
FormedJuly 4, 1836; 187 years ago (1836-07-04)[1][2]
Washington, D.C., U.S.
HeadquartersAlexandria, Virginia, U.S.
38°48′05″N 77°03′50″W / 38.801499°N 77.063835°W / 38.801499; -77.063835
Employees12,579 (as of Sept 30, 2018)
Agency executives
Parent agencyUnited States Department of Commerce

Refernces change

  1. "Records of the Patent and Trademark office". National Archives and Records Administration. August 15, 2016.
  2. An act to promote the progress of the useful arts, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts heretofore made for that purpose, ch. 356, 5 Stat. 117 (1836)
  3. "Derrick Brent". U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Retrieved September 13, 2022.