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USPTO appoints deputy trade mark commissioner



Michael Loney, New York


Meryl Hershkowitz has been appointed as the USPTO’s deputy commissioner for trade mark operations

Hershkowitz will oversee the examination and processing of applications throughout trade mark operations.

She has been one of two group directors for trade mark operations of the USPTO for the past seven years. She led a staff of 10 law offices comprised of more than 200 trademark examining attorneys.

She first joined the USPTO as a trademark examining attorney in 1990, became a senior trademark attorney in 1996, a managing attorney in 1998, and joined the senior executive service as a group director in 2006.


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