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Tuesday April 15, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Small Business Administration 
100 S. Biscayne Blvd., 7th Flr.
Miami, FL 33131
Parking $5.00 in building.  Enter on SE 2nd St.
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SCORE Miami Dade 
SCORE Miami 

 A Special Workshop

Protecting Your Trademarks

Tuesday, April 15th - 6 pm until 8 pm

In this workshop you will learn: 
  • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names and business name registrations differ
  • Why it is important for any new business to select a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable 
  • Critical factors when choosing a mark
  • The importance of doing a complete search and whether or not an attorney should be used
  • What may happen if another trademark owner believes it has stronger rights in a mark and issues a “cease-and-desist” letter
  • Information on what the USPTO does in the federal registration process and how to avoid “scams” perpetrated by companies that request fees for services not required by the USPTO


Presenters:  Craig K. Morris and Hilary Metz

Craig Morris is Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington DC.  Mr. Morris is also the project manager for the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and received a Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award for his contributions in introducing this system.

Hilary Metz is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in the States of Florida and New York and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Hilary graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Carolina State University and received her Juris Doctorate from Florida International University College of Law.  As an evening student, throughout law school, Hilary ran her own consulting company for legal services and gained valuable experience working with several solo practitioners and small boutique firms.

Fee is $40.00 in advance....$50.00 at the door.

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No refunds unless workshop canceled by Score Miami Dade.