Intellectual Property: Why Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents are Important & How to Protect Them — with Katie O'Neill Tran
Your brand is your business. Your business name, logo, and slogan are some of the most valuable assets that your business can own and yet, often, these assets remain unprotected. Registering your trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of the most effective steps you can take to ensure that your business’s trademarks are adequately protected.
During this Lunch & Learn, we’ll discuss the following:
- what constitutes a trademark;
- trademarks vs. copyrights
- how to protect your trademarks and copyrights;
- the advantages of registering your trademarks;
- an overview of how to register your trademarks with the USPTO
-we'll touch briefly on patents
We will also have an opportunity to discuss any questions you may have on trademarks and the registration process.
Katie O’Neill Tran is the founding attorney of O’Neill Tran Law, a business and trademark law firm. She has spent over ten years assisting entrepreneurs and business owners with a wide array of legal issues; from filing initial trademarks and entity formation, through obtaining investor funding, and negotiating contracts with employees, third-party vendors, and clients. Katie has experience serving as the outside general counsel for companies based in California, Chicago, New York, and Ireland. She is an active member of the bar and is licensed to practice law in California, Illinois, New York and Ireland.
All lunch & learns are $10 at the door to help keep more of them coming.