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Trademark Basics

Location:

Community-Wide

Event Type(s): Business Events, Lecture / Workshop
Organization: CV SBDC
Description: 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.
Address: Central Virginia SBDC offices
1001 Research Park Blvd, Suite 301
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Contact Name: Lynda Tubridy
Contact Phone: 434-298-8198
Contact Email: events@cvsbdc.org
Date: Thursday, 5/17/2018
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
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