Trademark Basics

Join this seminar to learn:

  • 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, Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, he is the Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach.

Register online: http://www.mdsbdc.umd.edu/calendar/west-02-19-19-trademark-basics-what-every-small-business-owner-should-know-now-not-later

  • February 19, 2019 / 10:00 AM — February 19, 2019 / 12:00 PM
  • Frederick Innovative Technology Center
  • 4539 Metropolitan Court Frederick, MD 21704
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