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September 2018

Hands-on Patent Search Workshop

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silicon Valley USPTO, 26 S. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office. A supervisory patent examiner will instruct the attendees on the following: What are the benefits of searching? Where can you search? When should you search? How do you search using USPTO search tools? This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs,…

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MIP Trade Secrets Forum

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fairmont Hotel San Jose, 170 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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The Forum will feature interactive discussions on the emerging issues, opportunities and challenges in the advancing trade secrets landscape. To find out more information – View the agenda. FREE attendance for in-house IP counsel, general counsel. SVIPLA private practice email recipients receive 20% off the standard rate. Register here.

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October 2018

Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St. SJPL Works, Third Floor
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Geared toward business start-ups and new entrepreneurs, this program starts by identifying how trademarks, domain names, and business name registrations all differ. It explains why selecting a strong mark (one that is both federally registerable and legally protectable) is important. The program highlights why doing a complete search to avoid a likelihood of confusion is critical and whether an attorney should be used. You will learn about what may happen if another trademark owner believes they have stronger rights in a mark and sends a "cease-and-desist" letter.…

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Trademark and Copyright Basics for Graphic Designers

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 150 E. San Fernando St. SJPL Works, Third Floor
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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This program is specifically tailored for graphic designers and highlights the fundamentals of both trademarks and copyrights. It explains the potential pitfalls of infringement and how to help avoid possible problems by searching the USPTO database (with a practical demonstration of the necessary steps to conduct a search for pictorial elements rather than words). The overall program focuses on how success as a graphic designer has as much to do with legal and ethical considerations as it does about being creative.…

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IP Strategy is a Business Strategy

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Los Gatos Public Library, 100 Villa Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030 United States
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Do you have questions about patents, trademarks, and other ways to protect intellectual property?   Come and meet West Coast Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Assistant Director Stephen Koziol as he leads a discussion on intellectual property (IP) strategies and why startups should consider them. Overview of intellectual property types:  patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets Why should innovators and entrepreneurs consider protecting their IP? Understanding the risks of early disclosure What types of resources and assistance are available through the…

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November 2018

Japan Osaka Symposium

November 1 - November 3
Osaka, Japan, 5-3-51, Nakanoshima
Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005 Japan
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The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) is pleased to announce its FICPI-Japan Osaka Symposium to be held in Osaka, Japan, November 1-3, 2018. Speakers for the symposium will include representatives from IP5, WIPO, Customs Officers and Court Judges from several countries. IP professionals from various countries will talk about interesting topics relating patents, designs and trademarks. Download complete brochure. To register, click here.

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