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Trademarks and Branding Strategies for Your Startup: Legal Considerations

Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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Trademarks and branding play fundamental roles in the success or failure of many startups.

Our speaker will discuss - from a legal perspective - the best practices to employ and the pitfalls to avoid.

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6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Check in, Light Refreshments, Networking 

7:00 pm to  9:00 pm   Presentation, Q & A

9:00 pm to 9:30 pm   More Q & A, Networking


About Our Speaker:

Nina Borders, Associate, Reed Smith


Nina is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Group, focusing on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Nina has represented clients in a wide range of patent, trademark, and trade secret matters in the energy, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and consumer products industries. 

Nina has significant experience with trademark registration and counseling. She also has experience with reexamination proceedings before the Patent Office and oversees domestic and international trademark and patent portfolios for clients in a variety of industries. Nina is a registered patent attorney, and has a broad technical background, with nearly 10 years of business and engineering experience in the food, pharmaceutical, and petroleum industries prior to beginning her legal career with Reed Smith.

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When & Where

Sandbox Suites
404 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 95054

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley -- the innovation capital of the world. Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".

We are a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, academics, financial professionals, business writers, venture capitalists, investors, attorneys, consultants, and corporate executives.

We meet regularly to share resources, exchange ideas, and network. We participate in both on-line and off-line events.

Our events feature expert speakers, networking opportunities, collaboration, community, and fellowship.

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