Friday, January 26, 2018

USPTO Seeks Candidates for Deputy Chief Judge at the TTAB

In view of the recent retirement of Deputy Chief Judge Susan M. Richey at the TTAB, the USPTO has posted a vacancy announcement for the position (here).

The Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge (Deputy CATJ) serves as a full voting member of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board) as provided by Title 15 U.S.C. § 6, and exercises full administrative, legal, and technical authority over the Board, as supervised by the Chief Administrative Trademark Judge (CATJ). The Deputy CATJ also is responsible for working with the Chief Judge to develop and deploy the strategic and policy initiatives of the Board, as needs may be identified by the Board or as strategic initiatives may be required by the Office of the Under Secretary and Director of the USPTO, to which the Board reports.


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