Accenture Federal Services (AFS), an Arlington, VA-based subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has been awarded a seven-year, $87m contract by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the federal agency responsible for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.
Working with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), AFS will support and enhance the Trademark Product Line (TMPL), which manages the entire trademark lifecycle from filing to registration, including attorney examination and adjudication.
As the prime systems integrator, AFS will modernize critical applications and create a DevSecOps infrastructure, while incorporating cloud, cyber, and automation capabilities.
The contract was awarded through the General Services Administration’s Alliant 2 Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle.
In conjunction with the announcement, Rasha Nahas, managing director and the U.S. Department of Commerce lead for Accenture Federal Services, said: “We look forward to bringing the resources of our Accenture Federal Digital Studio with omni-channel digital services and user-centered design to support the USPTO Trademark Product Line IT systems. “By merging the latest technologies with proven product management practices, we will help the USPTO streamline the entire trademark application process across its lifecycle, including the migration of legacy products.”
Accenture Federal Services is the subsisdiary of Accenture that transforms ideas into innovative outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations. It serves every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations.