In order to stress the important role trademarks play in our society, the USPTO is hosting its annual Trademark Expo at its 600 Dulany Street campus in Alexandria, Virginia. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 8, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., May 9, the family-friendly event will include opportunities to interact with legendary trademark characters including the Pillsbury Doughboy, Bettle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, the Cat in the Hat, Smokye Bear, and Popeye and Olive Oyl. Companies including Bridgestone and Hershey and local businesses including Hooray for Books of Alexandria will also participate. See the complete list of exhibitors for more information.
The Air Force Band will play for the opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and display Air Force trademarks: the Air Force Symbol, the Air Force Coat of Arms, the Air Force Thunderbirds Emblem, and the "Hap Arnold", which is also known as the Army Air Corps Symbol.