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Jessie Roberts

Delos, LLC

Great Falls, VA, USA

 Jessie N. Roberts is the lead attorney at Delos, LLC. She is a leading authority on the interpretation of the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks. Until retiring in 2011, she served as the Administrator for Trademark Identification, Classification, and Practice in the Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Ms. Roberts joined the USPTO as an Examining Attorney in 1981 and, in 1984, was promoted to the position of Senior Attorney. In 1987, Ms. Roberts became the Petitions and Classification Attorney in the Office of the Director of the Trademark Examining Groups. In that capacity, she represented the United States in meetings of the Preparatory Working Group and the Committee of Experts for the Nice Agreement that were held at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. She took a two-year leave from the USPTO from 1992 to 1994, during which time she worked for WIPO as the Classification Officer in the International Trademark and Industrial Design Classification Section. Upon her return to the USPTO, she returned to her former job with the new title of Administrator for Trademark Classification, Identification and Practice.

Ms. Roberts received a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University in 1972; a Master of Fine Arts from Brandeis in 1974; and a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School in 1980. She is currently with the law firm of Delos, LLC, and provides consultation in the fields of trademark classification and identification and issues related to prosecution of trademarks in the USPTO.


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