Protect Intellectual Property Rights


Regardless of doing business domestically or internationally, protecting your Intellectual Property (IP) is important. Learn from expert panelist of issues faced by successful entrepreneurs. The panelists will discuss how they approached IP protection, resources used, financial considerations and lessons learned.

Learning Objectives:

  • Patents: A focus on international patent protection including when, why, and how, and including coverage of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and The Hague Treaty filing systems, from the administrative office for those treaties.
  • Trademarks: How international trademark protection differs from U.S. trademark protection, with a focus on international branding issues and strategies, including the “trademark squatting” problem, and coverage of the Madrid Protocol filing system, as well as consideration of domain names in the global trademark portfolio.
  • Copyright: Protecting copyrighted works in the U.S. and abroad, including the benefits of registration and recordation, and including the appropriate use of others’ copyrighted works. The typical business has many assets that may be protected by copyright, e.g., logos, product packaging and design, advertising and promotional materials, client and employee presentations, and websites.

COST: $99.00

Additional Info.


  • 8:00 – 8:30 (Registration)
  • 8:30 – 9:45 (Patents)
  • 10:00 – 11:15 (Trademarks)
  • 11:15 – 12:30 (Copyright)
  • 12:30 – 1:30 (Roundtable)


  • Susan Anthony: Acting Director for the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) along with other attorneys from the USTPO.
  • Daniel Sineway: Partner with Morris, Manning & Martin, will lead a panel discussion of small business owners who have dealt with international IP issues.

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