Resource Partner Event
Apr 17
NOTE: This event has expired.

Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later

Managing a Business

April 17, 2014 | 6:00 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT

Location Name:
George Washington University Virginia Science & Technology Campus

20101 Academic Way, Exploration Hall, Room 101, Ashburn, VA,20147

Loudoun SBDC


Should you be concerned about intellectual property? If you want to create long-term business value and better protect your business, then YES! Increase your understanding of: • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations differ • Why it’s important for any new business to select a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable, highlighting factors critical when choosing a mark • The importance of doing a complete search and whether an attorney should be used • What may happen if another trademark owner believes it has stronger rights in a mark and issues a “cease-and-desist” letter • What the USPTO does in the federal registration process and how to avoid scams perpetrated by companies which request fees for services not required by the USPTO Presenter: Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office REGISTER at Fee: $25 for registration online; $30 at the door Those who pay at the door are not guaranteed seating or handouts.