This intellectual property rights enforcement outreach program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Intellectual Property Rights, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Commercial Service, with financial support from Brinks Gilson & Lione, Brooks Kushman, Clark Hill, Level One Bank and Rehmann.
The seminar is for anyone interested in or involved in exporting goods and services, venture capital firms, creative industries and the technology industry; as well as entrepreneurs, large and small, and IP attorneys.
Seminar topics will include:
- Obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights in the United States and globally
- Best practices and common mistakes; remedies for counterfeiting, piracy and trade secret theft
- Law enforcement resources for IP protection and enforcing intellectual property rights in the United States and abroad
- Patents, trade secrets, obtaining and maintaining trademarks and copyrights
- Susan Anthony, Office of Policy and External Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office
- Raquel Cohen, Office of Intellectual Property Rights, International Trade Administration
- Lynne Beresford, World Intellectual Property Organization, United Nations
- Darryl Pugh, U.S. National IPR Coordination Center, Homeland Security
- Cory Brown, Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Chadrick Matthies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The cost of $25 includes breakfast, and restaurants for lunch are available in walking distance. Parking is available for $6.50 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure One across West Palmer Street from the law school. Register now for the seminar, as space is limited.