Join United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) officials as they lead a free patent and trademark information seminar. The schedule includes:
8:30 a.m. -- Registration and Sign-In
9:00 a.m. -- Welcome
9:10 a.m. -- Overview of patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets
10:30 a.m. -- Conducting a preliminary trademark search using USPTO databases
1:00 p.m. -- Conducting a preliminary US patent search using USPTO databases
2:30 p.m. -- Invention promotion scams: asking the right questions
3:00 p.m. -- Local resources:
Christi Floyd, Charlotte Business Resources, City of Charlotte,
Kathy Pearce, Charlotte SCORE
Nihad Mansour, Attorney with NC Bar Association and NC LEAP (North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program)
The event is free and open to the students, staff, faculty and the public.
For more information, contact Beth Scarborough at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-687-0496.