The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched its official page on Facebook. Intended to engage the public and the intellectual property community directly and provide real-time information, the USPTO’s page on Facebook will offer a series of regular updates on a range of issues, and gives Facebook users the chance to comment on, discuss, and offer feedback to the USPTO about announcements and initiatives. The page can be found at www.facebook.com/uspto.gov.

The Facebook page will not replace the Agency’s Web site (www.uspto.gov) as the official source of USPTO information. Rather, the Facebook page will provide a new channel for the public to connect with the USPTO.

In addition to communicating directly with the USPTO, Facebook users can expect to see an array of content and information, including press releases, posts from Director Kappos’ “Director’s Forum” blog, event information, photos and video.