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Protecting Your Intellectual Property Series [Webinar Recording]

07/22/2021

You have invested your time and resources to develop your innovations and designs. As you move from idea to product, make sure your ideas remain in your hands.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) specialists will join us for a series of webinars focused on protecting your innovations and explaining the resources available to you.

 

July 22 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Resources for Inventors, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs 

The USPTO has a wealth of resources for individuals interested in learning more about protecting their intellectual property and who need assistance doing so.  Learn about these various resources, many of which are free, and put them to work for you as you begin or continue down your path of innovation.  The session will also include a focus on the USPTO’s COVID-19 relief and assistance efforts.

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July 29 – Intellectual Property 101 

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition from idea to product. The session will cover:

  • What is the USPTO?
  • An overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP
  • How to get started in protecting your intellectual property.

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August 5 – Patent Basics

Starting with an overview of several types of patents, including utility, design, and plant, this session will also review the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications. We will also describe the patent prosecution process, the role of the U.S. patent examiner, and what to expect when working with the USPTO, in addition to sharing information about several patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants.

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August 12 – Trademark Basics

This workshop will be a deeper dive into trademarks. We will explore the different types of trademarks, including names, designs, logos, and trade dress. We will discuss strategies to perform a trademark search, strengthen descriptive marks, and outline the steps to file a trademark application and all fees associated with trademarks.

This webinar was recorded and is available now, on-demand

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