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Denison appointed USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks

Mary Denison has been named the new Commissioner for Trademarks at USPTO, effective January 1 2015


Since June 2011, Denison has served as the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, where she has been responsible for USPTO trademark application, legal examination and registration processes.

Before joining the USPTO, Denison practiced law in the area of trade mark prosecution and litigation, as a founding partner of Manelli Denison & Selter in Washington, DC from 1996 to 2011, and as a partner of Graham & James, where she practiced for 10 years.

The Commissioner for Trademarks oversees all aspects of the USPTO’s trade marks organisation, including policy, operations and budget relating to trade mark examination, registration and maintenance. 

Denison will succeed Deborah Cohn, a 31-year veteran of the agency who began her service as Commissioner at the end of 2010 and will retire from the agency at the end of 2014.

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