Get IP Basics, Trademark and Patent Help

Learn key intellectual property basics from the experts in The Path to a Patent, Part I: IP Basics on July 11 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET. The free module is part of an eight-part series each Thursday (skipping August 15 and September 5).

Part 1 will:

  • Provide a brief overview of the different types of IP (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights)
  • Review the patenting process from invention, to application, to issue
  • Cover the requirements for patentability
  • Explain how to determine whether a provisional or nonprovisional application is right for you
  • Discuss how to weigh the costs and benefits of hiring a patent attorney

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Trademark Searching Overview: If you are interested in conducting basic trademark searches, a free webinar can show you how.

Federal Trademark Searching: Overview, on June 21 from 3 to 4 p.m. ET, introduces new users to the fundamental mechanics of using the USPTO’s trademark system. The webinar covers why you should search, provides a basic search strategy, shows common searches, and tells you how to find help.

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And don’t forget about the upcoming Trademark Basics Bootcamp, an eight-part series starting July 9 (see this issue’s inside cover).

Patent Search Help: If you find patent searching a challenge, you can consult directly with librarians from the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program via the virtual webinar Getting Started with Public Patent Search, June 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

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