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Loeb Partner Douglas Masters Appointed as New Member of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee

Loeb & Loeb is pleased to announce that Douglas Masters, managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office, has been appointed as a member of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The Public Advisory Committees, which also include the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), consist of private-sector individuals that advise the agency on its patent and trademark operations management. Appointed by Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, in consultation with Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director Kathi Vidal, committee members serve three-year rotating terms.

Douglas, who regularly practices before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), litigates and counsels clients in the areas of intellectual property, advertising, and unfair competition. Notably, he has worked with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for nearly 20 years on brand protection strategy, helping strengthen the organization’s ability to support college athletics.

For more information, read the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s press release.