Wednesday February 17, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM CST
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Mon Ami Gabi Restaurant 
260 Oak Brook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Kimberly McNamara 
Illinois Manufacturers' Association 
630.368.5300, ext. 2109 

 Trademarks & Patents 

Concerned about protecting your inventions and brands?

Join your fellow manufacturing colleagues and learn about the value of a patent or trademark to your business. Perfect for the small-to-mid-sized companies.   

Topics of discussion: 

  • Another kind of Asset: The Value of Patents and Trademarks to Your Business
  • Is This Patentable?
  • Would a Trademark Strengthen our Brand? 
  • Utility Patents vs. Design Patents
  • How to Win at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Dan Chavka, Meggan Duffy and Jeremy Kriegel, with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun will provide valuable insights on protecting your brands. 


8:00am - Continental Breakfast

8:30am - A Word from Our Sponsor, Mark Murphy, HuschBlackwell

8:40am - Trademarks & Patents  

Presented by: Dan Chavaka, Meggan Duffy and Jeremy Kriegel, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun

10:15am - Q & A

Thanks to our generous Breakfast Sponsor: