Basics of Intellectual Property for Small Businesses and Start-ups (Live Webinar)
Presented in Partnership with
City of Plainfield – Office of Economic Development
You may not realize it, but if you own a business (or are thinking of starting one), you have (or will have) intellectual property assets that need legal protection!
Do you have a business name or brand? How about trade secrets such as price lists, customer lists, supplier lists, recipes, etc.? Too often, business owners do nothing to protect these assets and then suffer the consequences when they are lost or stolen. Equally damaging can be your ignorance of someone else’s intellectual property rights, resulting in the dreaded cease and desist letter (or worse!).
This free webinar will review intellectual property assets such as trade secrets, trademarks, patents and copyrights and how they can be protected at a state and federal level. We’ll walk you through the simple steps every business owner can take to register copyrights and trademarks.
And we’ll identify the different ways that a business may unknowingly infringe upon the property rights of other businesses.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you have registered, a link to the webinar will be emailed to you prior to the event with instructions.
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David Postolski, Esq.
David Postolski is a partner at Gearhart Law. He is a registered patent attorney and intellectual property attorney with over 17 years’ experience, specializing in assisting small business owners and entrepreneurs with intellectual property strategy, protection, enforcement and monetization. He is an author, a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues, and a professor at Temple University and Parsons School of Design where he teaches Intellectual Property, ethics and other regulatory considerations in starting business ventures and products around design. David is the current Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Officer of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law.