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Noun Project has teamed up with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to host an Iconathon for Intellectual Property (IP). The public design workshop will take place on Friday, August 28th at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
We're bringing together highly talented designers from the D.C. area to work side by side with intellectual property experts from the USPTO and other IP advocates. The goal of this workshop is to create a set of internationally recognizable icons that will help increase communication around intellectual property.
Russ Sliffer, the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will kick off our discussion on intellectual property. Edward Boatman, co-founder of Noun Project, will present on semiotics and best icon design practices. Participants will work in groups with designers & IP experts, so everyone will be able to participate and contribute – no art skills necessary!
The icons created during this event will be released into the public domain for use on the USPTO website with the hopes of international recognition and distribution.
Iconathons are organized to engage the general public in the design process and participants include both designers and non-designers. No design or art skills are necessary, all are welcome to participate. The Iconathon is free to attend but tickets are limited, please RSVP.
Location: For directions to the USPTO Madison Auditorium, including parking, please see here. It is easily accessible by the Metro as well. Parking at the lots is $10 for the day.
Lunch: Please note that coffee will be provided, but attendees should expect to purchase their lunch either at the USPTO cafeteria or from any of the neighboring eatieries within walking distance of the event. We also suggest bringing a water bottle or snack if you require that.
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Noun Project is building a global visual language of symbols that anyone can use to communicate. Our mission is to share, celebrate and enhance and world's visual language. As part of this mission, we host Iconathons across the country to add much-needed civic symbols to the public domain.