Protecting Your IP Rights: A Seminar for Owners of Intellectual Property
Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM (CDT)
This seminar is an opportunity to learn the basics of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement and to discover the resources that are available to help your business enforce IPR at home and abroad. This dynamic day-long program will feature presentations by intellectual property experts and law enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Intellectual Property Rights, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National IPR Coordination Center. The program will end with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with these experts.
Seminar topics include:
- The basics of obtaining intellectual property rights in the United States and internationally
- Protecting your patent in the United States and internationally, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, common mistakes to avoid
- Trade secrets & best practices
- How to obtain and maintain trademarks and copyrights
- How to enforce intellectual property rights in the United States and internationally
- Remedies for counterfeiting, piracy, and trade secret theft
- Law enforcement resources for intellectual property rights enforcement
Luncheon Program: Join Attorney Susan Anthony, a Specialist in Copyright and Domain Names at the US Patent and Trademark Office, for her program on “IP and the Internet.” Susan is a strong proponent of helping small businesses understand how intellectual property can be used to promote economic growth. She is actively involved in the USPTOs educational outreach efforts. Prior to joining the USPTO, Susan co-managed the Copyright and Trademarks Team for MCI. She is a graduate of The George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, DC.
Plus: You will have the opportunity to meet One-on-One with expert speakers from the United States Patent and Trademark Office
International Trade Administration.
If you would like to take advantage of this rare opportunity, choose the "Registration with One-on-One Session" option above. There is NO EXTRA CHARGE to visit with one of the experts in attendance at the seminar. There will be limited times available so sign up today!
This program is brought to you under the National Export Initiative and is co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the National IPR Coordination Center.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least one week in advance. The support given by the US Small Business Administration through its funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions, products or services.
When & Where
Illinois Small Business Development at Lincoln Land Community College
Visit the offices of the Illinois Small Business Development Center for assistance in starting or growing your business.
You can take advantage of a variety of services—from our growing catalogue of information-packed seminars to our extensive library of business and personal resources—or visit with any of our impressive roster of counselors.
The Illinois SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the United States Small Business Administration, the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and Lincoln Land Community College.
So, nearly all of our programs and services are free to you.
Just because you are in business for yourself doesn’t mean you have to figure it all out by yourself. Visit the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Lincoln Land Community College.
Don’t try to go it alone.