Akron Law with the cooperation of the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Cleveland, will present a half-day program on Monday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. describing how Northeast Ohio businesses and exporters can protect their patents, copyrights and trademarks in the United States and overseas markets.
The program will provide basic information on intellectual property (IP) and how businesses can exploit it in local, regional, national and international markets. The course is designed primarily for businesses that have not yet established IP programs and procedures. It will cover what IP protects, how to secure protection at home and abroad, and important pitfalls and opportunities in IP law. It will also describe the assistance the United States Commercial Service offers small businesses in finding foreign customers and business partners and beginning export trade, and programs to assist U.S. companies to protect their intellectual property rights in foreign markets.
TheÂ event will be held at the Sheraton Independence Hotel, 5300 Rockside Road in Independence, Ohio. The registration fee is $50 and includes a continental breakfast. Call 330-972-7988 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.