Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Trademarks

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Name: Lunch & Learn: Introduction to Trademarks
Date: August 27, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Event Description:
Craig Morris from the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office will facilitate a Lunch & Learn with us on August 27 at 12:00pm to cover the basics of trademarks and the federal application process. This free webinar is hosted in part by the Virginia Small Business Development Center.

Topics will include:
  • how trademarks, domain names, and business names all differ
  • critical factors in selecting a trademark that will be federally registrable and legally protectable.
  • clearance searches and whether to use an attorney, and impact of cease-and-desist letters
  • federal application process and the role of the USPTO
  • how to avoid "scams" perpetrated by companies not associated with the USPTO
  • what happens after registration and how to keep a registration alive
Craig Morris works within the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia.  Currently, he is the Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach, spearheading the effort for increased USPTO educational activities in the area of trademark fundamentals.  For fourteen years prior, he was the Managing Attorney for the Trademark Electronic Application System, focusing on making the Trademark Operation a total e-government environment.  Mr. Morris has been with the USPTO since 1983, previously serving as a Law Office Examining Attorney, Senior Attorney, and Managing Attorney.
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Date/Time Information:
Thursday, August 27, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
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