Mary Luehrsen 


Thursday March 29, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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USPTO – Main Campus 
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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IP Academy: protect your company’s intellectual property, brand and trademark

Presented by United States Patent

and Trademark Office

March 29, 2012 

In collaboration with NAMM, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is presenting an IP Academy for the “music products industry” on March 29, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at its offices in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington DC.   Information about the USPTO Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) may be found at:

NAMM will provide a shuttle from Washington DC; the meeting will take place at:

USPTO – Main Campus, Madison Buildings (East & West) 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

 What will be covered?

  • What are the top mistakes that businesses are making in intellectual property? 
  • Information on obtaining trademark, copyright and/or patent protection, here and abroad 
  • Update on what the USPTO China Team is doing in China regarding trademarks including “trademark squatting”
  • What the US Government is trying to do regarding counterfeiting and piracy? 
  • How can NAMM members better protect their interests at trade shows, including in China?   

Register now for this event that is available only to NAMM Members.  You need to pay for travel to/from Washington and hotel nights as needed.  NAMM will provide a RT shuttle from central DC to the USPTO office in Alexandria and lunch.  If you have registered for the NAMM Advocacy Fly-In for Music Education, March 26 – 28, please complete the registration form for this event at the link below to confirm your participation.

Please complete registration no later than March 5.  A detailed itinerary will be provided the week of March 12.

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Also of interest

Enacted into law September 16, 2011, the America Invents Act (“AIA”), makes dramatic changes to many substantive areas of U.S. patent law. Five important provisions became effective upon enactment, and five more will take effect September 16, 2012. The federal courts have started to issue decisions based on the AIA, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is busy promulgating rules to implement new AIA procedures. For a brief update: :