Lynne Beresford was a respected retired leader in the trademark field who capped thirty years of government service with a stint as Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Significant Role in Geneva:  Prior to heading the trademark operation of the Office, Ms. Beresford had played an important role representing the United States before the World Intellectual Property Organization. For several years she had served as Chair of the WIPO Standing Committee on Trademarks, Industrial Designs, and Geographical Indications.  Other achievements included her role in the implementation of the Madrid Protocol.

With sadness,