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Intellectual Property Basics and Helpful Resources

October 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Multiple dates

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) experts about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovation as you transition from idea to product.


The Midwest Regional USPTO offers this session for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and students the first Thursday of each month.


The discussion will cover:

  • An overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP
  • Local resources and assistance available through the USPTO and other agencies

Based on availability, participants may have the opportunity to meet with USPTO staff following the session.


The Midwest Regional USPTO is offering this event for nationwide participation starting at noon ET. For more information, email MidwestRegion@uspto.gov or call 313-446-4800.


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.


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October 6, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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