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Who’s first? Patent and Trademark Searching for Business Owners

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Eureka! You’ve made a great discovery or have a great idea for a business. The question that you have to ask yourself is can I move forward or has someone else beaten me to the proverbial punch?

Join the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a free three-day webinar series to help business owners, inventors, entrepreneurs, and start-ups understand the value of conducting proper prior patent and trademark searches.

What You Will Learn: 

  • What are patents and trademarks?
  • What are the benefits of patent and trademark searching?
  • What are some of the strategies for conducting a search?
  • What are some of the factors to consider when you conduct a search? 

Webinar Topics, USPTO Speakers, and Access Information:

Day 1 – November 17, 1 p.m.  ET – Patent Searching – Gwen Blackwell

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Day 2 - November 18, 1 p.m. ET – Trademark Searching – Catherine Cain

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Day 3 – November 19, 1 p.m. ET – General Town Hall Q&A Session – Anthony Knight and Scott Baldwin

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Event number: 991 047 950 Event password: 12345
Join audio conference only: Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 991 047 950