Last Updated on 12 October 2010

One of the benefits of living near the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is you get to bump into celebrities.

For example, today – just outside our neighborhood Starbucks – we saw T. Markey!

T. Markey Logo

I wonder if he has a girlfriend named Brandy?

He was walking the neighborhood to build awareness of the National Trademark Expo event taking place this Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday Oct. 16 at the USPTO campus in Alexandria, VA. (600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA)

The event is designed to build awareness of the role and importance of trademarks in the global economy.

I’ll have to attend the event and report back to you…

At this moment, mascots making personal appearances include…

  • The Berenstain Bears,
  • Dippin’ Dots,
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog,
  • Curious George,
  • The Man in the Yellow Hat,
  • Cat in the Hat,
  • Lorax,
  • Crayola Crayons’ mascot “Tip”,
  • Betty Boop,
  • Dennis the Menace,
  • Popeye and Olive Oyl,
  • Pilsbury’s Doughboy,
  • Hershey’s Kisses,
  • Hershey’s Reese’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups,
  • Hershey’s chocolate bar,
  • Sprout,
  • 5-hour Energy bottle character,
  • GEICO’s Gecko,
  • Chick-Fil-A’s cow, and
  • Spuddy Buddy character.