New Commissioner for Trademarks at USPTO

On January 1, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had a changing of the guard when Mary Boney Denison assumed the position of Commissioner for Trademarks.  Per the USPTO, “[t]he Commissioner for Trademarks oversees all aspects of the USPTO’s trademarks organization, including policy, operations, and budget relating to trademark examination, registration, and maintenance.”  Denison, who previously served as Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, was appointed last month to the Commissioner’s post by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.  Denison succeeds outgoing Commissioner Deborah Cohn, who has held the position since 2010.  Read the USPTO press release here, and Denison's biography here.

Reposted from the USPTO.