Yes, the event you have been waiting for is fast approaching. The 2011 National Trademark Expo will be held on Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th. The expo is designed to educate the public about trademarks, their value and importance in the global marketplace, and the electronic filing system that the PTO uses. The Expo will also feature unusual marks and a historical perspective of the evolution of trademarks. See century-old marks. Compare real goods with counterfeit ones. Ask questions about certification and sound trademarks. Find out how many different trademarks are owned by a single company without you ever suspecting it was behind them all. And, of course, meet T. Markey, the Expo’s mascot (no relation to Biz Markie).