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Often the best way to educate yourself to successfully start, manage, and grow your business is to take advantage of the many workshops and training programs available to small business owners in several formats. By attending these workshops, you will learn not only from the presenters, but also from the other attendees who are going through the same process.

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

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This informative presentation by Craig Morris, Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, US PTO, will include:

overview of why it is important to select a strong trademark that can be both federally registered and legally protected

factors to consider when choosing a mark

explanation of what may happen if another trademark owner sends you a “cease-and-desist” letter

a discussion of the critical aspect of performing a complete trademark search, and whether to use a trademark attorney

how to avoid “scams” perpetrated by entities that request fees for services not required by the USPTO.

Free two-hour parking is available in the lot marked “Retail Parking”, with the entrance on Pendleton Street.


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


Alexandria Small Business Development Center