Updated Membership Form Now Available

The updated membership form reflecting our new dues structure has been added to the site. See http://ptrca.org/files/PTRCAmembershipForm073112.pdf. Membership Dues are $50 per year (2012/13) and will rise to $65 per year starting with 2014/15. Currently-enrolled library school students are eligible for affiliate membership at a reduced rate of $10. Membership in PTRCA does not imply an invitation to attend the PTRCP Annual Training Seminar. Membership Dues pay for certain Seminar expenses, publication of the PTRCA Newsletter, maintenance and upgrades to the PTRCA.ORG website, gifts, stationery, and other operating budget needs. Membership runs from the last day of the current seminar to the last day of the next year’s event). Only individual memberships are permitted; there is no provision for institutional or group membership. If you have questions regarding your membership status, please direct them to Jim Miller, PTRCA Treasurer, at jmiller2@umd.edu.

2013 Annual Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Training Seminar

The 35th Annual Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Training Seminar will be held Monday April 15, 2013 through Thursday April 18, 2013 at the USPTO’s Main Campus in Alexandria, Virginia.   Mark your calendars and take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to take part in the 35th year of intellectual property training and networking.

It is not too early to start working with your supervisors and administrators to ensure that your PTRC training is included in your library’s budget for next year. 

Message from the President

I write to you today as probably the last President of PTDLA since we voted on a new name, "Patent and Trademark Resources Center Association" (PTRCA), in February and will probably adopt it into our

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