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Postponed - Trademark Basics

Tue 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics

Do you need to protect your business logo? Do you know if you need a trademark or a service mark? How can you protect your business name and your domain? This seminar presented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will address these questions. Topics covered: - How trademarks, patents, copyrights, domain names, and business names all differ - Critical factors in selecting a trademark that will be federally registered and legally protected - Clearance searches and whether to use an attorney and impact of cease-and-desist letters - Federal application process and the role of the USPTO - How to avoid "scams" perpetrated by companies not associated with the USPTO - What happens after registration and how to keep a registration alive

Speaker(s): Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Craig Morris works within the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, he spearheads the effort for increased USPTO educational activities in the area of trademark fundamentals. Prior, Craig was the Managing Attorney for the Trademark Electronic Application System, focusing on making the Trademark Operation a total e-government environment. He has been with the USPTO since 1983, previously serving as a Law Office Examining Attorney, Senior Attorney, and Managing Attorney. He is a graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law and the College of William and Mary. If you need further assistance or have a question, please contact us at (540)654-1383

Fee: $ 30.00

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