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

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What Every Small Business Needs to Know About Trademarks

Program overview:

– how trademarks, patents, copyrights, domain names, and business names all differ.

– critical factors in selecting a trademark that will be federally registrable and legally protectable.

– 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.

Presented by Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach, United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

Venue

SBDC/AEDP Boardroom
625 N. Washington Street, Suite 400,
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States

Organizer

Alexandria Small Business Development Center