Trademark Basics: What YOU Need to Know

Saturday, February 28, 2015

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Sat, 2015-02-28 10:00 - 12:00

Trademark Basics: What YOU Need to Know

The presentation will be given by Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia. Space is limited. Please register below or call (401) 455-8005.

Topics covered will program include:

  • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations differ 
  • How to protect your trademark 
  • The importance of selecting a strong mark 
  • Potential grounds for the USPTO to refuse registration 
  • When another trademark owner believes it has stronger rights in a mark and issues a “cease-and-desist” letter 
  • How to find an attorney 
  • The distinction between what the USPTO does in the federal registration process and what a private attorney could do 
  • How to avoid “scams” perpetrated by companies that request fees for services not required by the USPTO

The Presenter

Currently, Craig Morris is the Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach, spearheading the effort for increased USPTO educational activities in the area of trademark fundamentals.  For 14 years prior, he was the Managing Attorney for the Trademark ElectronicApplication System, focusing on making the Trademark Operation a total e-government environment. Mr. Morris has been with the USPTO since 1983, previously serving as a Law Office Examining Attorney, Senior Attorney, and Managing Attorney.

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