First impressions from Viorica Spac

October, 23 2015

I was sure that Professional Fellows Program will give me a lot of new exciting experiences, but I couldn't expect this hurricane of emotions and impressions. After two weeks being in Washington D.C I felt in love with the kindness and openness of the people.


American Councils gave me the opportunity to have two worksites: first week at the Copyright Office and another three at United States Patent and Trademark office. I attended a lot of seminars related to Copyright, I learned the significance of the sculptures and pictures printed on the walls of the Library of Congress.


On October, 15 I met the Acting Librarian of Congress, Mr. David Mao, I discovered, thanks to my colleagues from USCO, an old map collection of Moldova at Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress.


This week I had the possibility to attend the American Intellectual Property Law Association Anual Meeting, to assist at the hearing of Trademark Trial and Apeal Board, to build new professional relationships and to "steal" new ideas for my workplace in Moldova. Next week I will have the chance to be interviewed by the USPTO Communication Office.They want an article in their newspaper about my experience and my country.

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