Trademark Basics

Thursday, May 17 - 10:00 AM


Join us for an overview of the use and protection of trademarks for your business:
- How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations all differ
- Why any new business should 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 to use an attorney
- What to do if another trademark owner sends a “cease-and-desist” letter
- How to apply to seek federal registration and the role of the USPTO
- How to avoid “scams” perpetrated by companies that request fees for services not required by the USPTO
- What happens after registration

Presenter Craig Morris works within the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia. He is currently the Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach, spearheading the effort for increased USPTO educational activities in the area of trademark fundamentals.

Location

Central Virginia SBDC offices
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Event Type
Business
Lecture / Workshop

Organization

CV SBDC

Date / Time

Thursday, May 17, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact

Name:
Lynda Tubridy
Phone:
434-298-8198
Email:
events@cvsbdc.org
More Info:
http://www.centralvirginia.org/events/trademark-basics-what-every-small-business-should-know-now-not-later/