The IQ Brew: US Patent and Trademark Office
The IQ Brew is a networking and educational series featuring short presentations from entrepreneurs, small businesses and subject-matter experts. The goal of The IQ Brew is to share lessons learned and to have the Richardson business community hear about the successes and challenges faced while starting and growing a business. Grab a coffee from your local coffee shop and join us for the IQ Brew!
On Thursday, May 27, we will host the US Patent and Trademark Office to discuss copyright basics. Every year, millions of Americans create original works – books, music, research and other forms of creative expression. All of these creations are intellectual property (IP), and all of them are protected by copyright. While all U.S. businesses are vulnerable to IP theft, small businesses are often at a particular disadvantage. This is especially true for writers and small publications – with more than 20,500 magazines and over 7,600 daily and weekly newspapers in the nation, there is a wealth of material for IP thieves to steal. And now that the Internet has made copying and distributing protected material easier than ever before, it is critical that you understand the basics of protecting your original work.
Learn more at the IQ Brew from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office about copyright basics, and how small businesses can protect their intellectual property.
9:00am – Opening Remarks
9:05am – Introductions
9:15am – USPTO Speakers
9:45am – Q&A
USPTO Website: https://www.uspto.gov/