This Trademark video contest is one way consumers can combat counterfeit products by educating the public. Submit your 30- to 60-second video on the harmful effects of counterfeit products and the need to combat counterfeiting at home and abroad.
In addition to a cash prize, all category winners will have their video become part of a public awareness campaign, receive a paid trip to an award ceremony in Alexandria, VA, and go on a special D.C. area tour.
More details can be found on our webpage at www.uspto.gov/TMvideocontest
You can learn more about anti-counterfeiting efforts at:
We welcome entries from students, the public, and federal government employees. Select your entrant category from the list below. Entries can be team or individual efforts, but you can submit only one entry. A video recording authorization and release form must be included with your entry; for entrants under age 18, the form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Category 1: Grade School
(Ages 10-13; submissions must include applicant’s consent of guardian signature on the release form; for entrants under 13, submissions must be submitted by parent or legal guardian on the child’s behalf)
Category 2: High School
(Ages 14-18, entrants must be currently enrolled high school students in grades 9-12, submissions must include applicant’s consent of guardian signature on the release form for entrants under the age of majority)
Category 3: Undergraduate College Students
(No age limitations outside of “Eligibility” requirements; individuals registered full-time at a college or university)
Category 4: General Public
(No age limitations outside of “Eligibility” requirements but individuals eligible to participate in Categories 1, 2, and 3 are not eligible to participate in this category; submissions from IP Professional and law students are encouraged)
Category 5: Federal Government Employees
(No age limitations outside of “Eligibility” requirements; also open to spouses/domestic partners of federal government employees)
Submissions from IP professionals and law students are encouraged.
All category winners (in addition to a cash prize) will receive:
- Their winning entry used as part of a public awareness campaign;
- Transportation to and lodging in Alexandria, VA for the winner and one parent/guardian/guest to attend the awards ceremony (transportation will only be provided to Alexandria, VA from locations within the fifty States and District of Columbia); and
- An invitation to join a special tour in the Washington D.C. metro area.
All prizes are subject to change.
||July 27 – November 16, 2018
||November 17 – December 2018
||January 2019 – February 2019
All dates are subject to change.