The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will conduct a complimentary three part webinar series to help business owners understand the intellectual property process.
During the webinar series attendees will learn about the three types of intellectual property protection: copyrights, patents, and trademarks, each serving a different purpose. Join us as we provide minority business owners and innovators with a wealth of information, resources, and tools to protect and promote your intellectual property. Get answers from USPTO intellectual property experts Susan Anthony, John Calvert, and Craig Morris.
Copyrights April 22 - 1 p.m. ET
Understand the limits of copyrights, including fair use, and receive practical tips for better protection against theft in the online environment. This webinar will provide an introduction to copyrights, explain how copyrights are protected in the U.S. and abroad, and detail the benefits of U.S. registration.
Register now! Mistakes, myths, and misunderstandings about copyright are corrected, debunked, and clarified.
Get the facts about patents, including the differences between provisional and nonprovisional applications. Understand what happens to an application once it is filed in the USPTO, from initial review to notice of allowance, and how an examiner makes a decision in granting a patent?
Want to learn how to make your application process more efficient? REGISTER NOW!
Learn how trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations all differ. Hear why it is important for any new business to select a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable.
Register now to understand the critical factors when choosing a mark, the importance of doing a complete search, and whether an attorney should be used.
Protecting and promoting our idea-driven economy is essential to economic growth. Register today to find resources to protect your innovations, spur creativity, and market products safely at home and abroad.