New Deputy US Trademark Commissioner16/06/2011 by William New, Intellectual Property Watch Leave a Comment Print This Post The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the appointment of a new deputy commissioner for trademarks, with oversight of examination and processing of applications. The new deputy commissioner is Mary Boney Denison, a founding partner of Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC in Washington, DC, where her practice has focused on trademark prosecution and litigation.She has been active in a variety of member roles at the International Trademark Association, including on the INTA Board of Directors. She also previously was appointed as a voting member of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC).Denison will work with new Commissioner for Trademarks Deborah Cohn.According to USPTO, “prior to establishing Manelli Denison & Selter in 1996, she was a partner with Graham & James LLP where she practiced for ten years. Before joining Graham & James, Ms. Denison was associated with the New York law firm of Smith, Steibel, Alexander & Saskor where she was primarily involved in handling litigation for foreign clients. Ms. Dennison is a graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Law.”Related Articles:US Trademark Commissioner Beresford To Retire US Patent Commissioner Stoll To Retire; Deputy Focarino To Step Up Punke Nominated As WTO Ambassador; Stoll To Succeed Doll As US Patent Commissioner William New may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.