Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Two New Judges Join TTAB, Bringing Total to Nineteen

The USPTO has announced the selection of Frances S. Wolfson and Angela Lykos as Administrative Trademark Judges at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

  • Angela Lykos has been an interlocutory attorney at the TTAB for almost ten years. Currently, she is leading the Board's effort to revise the TTAB manual of procedure (TBMP). Before joining the Board, Ms. Lykos spent many years as a trademark examining attorney and in private practice. She completed her undergraduate work at the Johns Hopkins University, earned a master's degree from the Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a law degree from Duke University Law School.

  • Frances Wolfson has served as an interlocutory attorney at the TTAB for the last eleven years. Prior to joining the Board, she spent a number of years as a trademark examining attorney. Before joining the USPTO, Ms. Wolfson was in private practice and in-house counsel positions. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her law degree from the law school of the University of California at Los Angeles.

The complete roster of TTAB judges, now numbering 19, may be found here.


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