This is an overview of the four major intellectual property categories: copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents. The workshop is designed to help beginning inventors, small businesses, artistic creators, and entrepreneurs learn the basics of protecting their ideas in the marketplace through the various intellectual property options.
Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic patenting information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office web sites, classification systems and patent databases.
Designed for those with little to no knowledge about intellectual property marks, the workshop will review trademark basics, including the differences between federal and state registrations, and common law marks. The mechanics of searching for the availability of marks will be demonstrated using various resources. The federal registration system, TEAS (Trademark Electronic Application System), will also be demonstrated.
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