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How to Protect Your Business and Invention Using Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights
Recorded Webinar (online)
patents, trademarks and copyrights.
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If you’re an entrepreneur, start-up or small business owner, it’s important to understand how to protect yourself using intellectual property rights. In this session, we’ll be joined by experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a successful inventor and entrepreneur who will break down the basics of patents, trademarks and copyrights.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the federal trademark registration process, the importance of trademarking goods and services, how patents can protect innovative ideas and preserve your creative work with copyrights. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different types of intellectual property
  • Learn the federal trademark registration process
  • Practical application of trademarks, patents and copyrights in the business world
About the presenters
Janet Gongola - USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Janet Gongola
Janet Gongola is the Vice Chief Judge for Strategy at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  She manages long-term strategic planning, internal and external training, and stakeholder engagement.  She was appointed to the PTAB in October 2016.
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Mariessa Terrell - Attorney Advisor in the USPTO’s Trademarks Customer Outreach office
Mariessa Terrell
Mariessa Terrell is an Attorney Advisor in the USPTO’s Trademarks Customer Outreach office. Previously, she served as a USPTO Trademark Examining Attorney and solo trademark practitioner.
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Brian Fried
Brian Fried
Brian Fried is known as "The Inventor Coach," an inventor, 3x author, expert speaker and host on innovation and invention.
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How to Trademark Your Business Brand
In this webinar, our expert presenter will explain the basics of trademarks and how it can help protect your business brands and identifiers.
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