Category: Patent & Trademarks

Trademark Basics

Find our what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about trademarks.

We discuss what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process. We also talk about why it’s so important for any new business to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable.

Discover the free resources that are available from the USPTO!

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Patent Basics

This webinar covers the basic facts about patents. We explore the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. We define the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications. Further, we discuss the process of patent prosecution, the role of the U.S. patent examiner and what to expect when working with the USPTO.

Information regarding a number of patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants is also be provided.

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Intellectual Property Fundamentals

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 covers:

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

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Speaker: Ramon Mercado, Patent Examiner, USPTO

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Trademark Basics

Find our what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about trademarks.

We discuss what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process. We also talk about why it’s so important for any new business to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable.

Discover the free resources that are available from the USPTO!

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Patent Basics

This session explored the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. It also defined the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications and discussed the process of patent prosecution, the role of the U.S. patent examiner and what to expect when working with the USPTO. Information regarding a number of patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants was also provided.

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Intellectual Property Fundamentals

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 covers:

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

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Speaker: Harry Kim – a Special Program Examiner in the International Patent Legal Administration (IPLA) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

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Trademark Basics

This webinar covered what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about trademarks. We discussed what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process. We also explained why it’s so important for any new business to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable.

Free resources that are available to you from the USPTO were provided.

 

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Patent Basics

This session explored the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. It also defined the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications and discussed the process of patent prosecution, the role of the U.S. patent examiner and what to expect when working with the USPTO. Information regarding a number of patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants was also provided.

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Intellectual Property Fundamentals

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 covers:

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

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Speaker: Elizabeth Dougherty – As the Eastern Regional Outreach Director for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Elizabeth Dougherty carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the USPTO’s East Coast stakeholder engagement. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Dougherty ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.

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Protecting Intellectual Property in the Craft Beverage Sector

Craft beverage producers invest significant resources into developing their intellectual property – from brand-building to technology innovations, much of a company’s value is linked to IP. That’s why due diligence is so important: when it comes to intellectual property, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In this webinar, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office offers insights into the key IP issues that craft beverage producers should be aware of and Port City Brewing Company shares its experience developing and deploying a proactive approach to its intellectual property.

Speakers:

  1. Elizabeth Dougherty, Eastern Regional Outreach Director, US Patent and Trademark Office

  2. Jason Lott, Attorney Advisor for Trademarks Customer Outreach, US Patent and Trademark Office

  3. Bill Butcher, Founder, Port City Brewing Company

  4. Chris Van Orden, Manager of Craft Beverage Assistance, Virginia SBDC at George Mason University

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