Monday, March 20, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM CDT
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320 N. Damen Avenue
First floor
Chicago, IL 60612

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Natalie Shmulik 

Trade Secrets: Identifying & Protecting Special Features in a Food Business

What are trade secrets? How can you use them to make your food business more successful? What steps must you take to protect a trade secret? Cheryl Balough, an intellectual property attorney, will review trade secret basics, help you understand what you can protect, and give you guidelines for ensuring your trade secrets stay secret.

About the Speaker:  

Cheryl Dancey Balough helps businesses and individuals protect their ideas, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets as they start new ventures or grow existing businesses. She also advises start-ups and closely held businesses on issues related to corporate formation, contracts, e-commerce, privacy, and advertising. Ms. Balough is a principal at Balough Law Offices, LLC and an adjunct professor of copyright law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and previously was senior faculty in communications and business planning at Keller Graduate School of Management. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Cyberspace Law Committee and has served in many roles with the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women. Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Balough spent 20 years as a marketing executive. She earned a JD from Chicago-Kent and an MBA from Northwestern University. 

This seminar is produced by The Hatchery, a collaboration between ICNC  and Accion Chicago to bring education, capital, and support to the Chicagoland food entrepreneur community. Food entrepreneurship programming is funded in part by: