Mrs. Hammel will speak in the Panel: SUPER: OFFICES: CONCENTRATION OF ENFORCEMENT POWER, IS THIS A PATH?
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Intellectual Property Attaché for Mercosur, Guianas, and Suriname.
Ms. Hammel’s responsibilities include representing U.S. intellectual property interests in her region through advocacy of high standards of intellectual property protection and enforcement, engaging with countries in her region to improve their intellectual property regimes, and serving as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s representative on U.S. delegations to international meetings on intellectual property in the region. Prior to becoming an attaché, Ms. Hammel was an attorney-advisor in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs from 2012–2016, where her work focused on international and domestic trademark law. She worked on matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, China, the Middle East and North Africa, Japan, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the TM5. During her tenure at the USPTO, Ms. Hammel also held the position of acting senior attorney, where she supervised a law office of approximately 25 trademark examining attorneys. She also completed a work project in the copyright group in the Office of Policy and International Affairs, where her work focused on research in the field of resale royalties for visual artists, broadcasters’ rights, and miscellaneous copyright issues in the Middle East and North Africa. She began her tenure at the USPTO in 2005 as a trademark examining attorney.