THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANNE H. CHASSER AS ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR
PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Anne H. Chasser to serve as Assistant Commissioner for Patents and Trademarks at the Department of Commerce.
Ms. Anne H. Chasser, of Columbus, Ohio, is the Director of Trademarks and Licensing Services at The Ohio State University, one of the nation's largest public research universities. She has been involved in collegiate licensing since the late 1970's, and established The Ohio State University Licensing Program in 1982, which is currently ranked third among all American colleges and universities in the amount of revenue generated per year from trademark licensing. Ms. Chasser is also currently President of the International Trademark Association (INTA), a trade association of leading trademark owners with over 3,600 members from 120 countries. She has also served within INTA as Executive Vice President, Vice President for Trademark Affairs and Policies, Vice President for Programs, Education and Publications, Treasurer, and member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Chasser was a founder of the Association of Collegiate Licensing Administrators, an association of 300 U.S. and international collegiate trademark administrators, licensees and affiliated organizations, and served as its President in 1990.
Ms. Chasser received her B.A. at the University of Dayton and a Masters in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University.
The Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks is responsible for maintaining and developing the trademark system of the United States, for proposing policy and programmatic changes in the system to the President, the Secretary of Commerce and the Congress, and for advocating for increased protection for the trademark property rights of U.S. citizens throughout the world.