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U.S. Commerce Dept. hosts StopFakes Roadshow, San Jose Feb. 13
Attention all Startups, Entrepreneurs, Researchers, Service Providers and IP Practitioners! Roadshow at Silicon Valley USPTO, San Jose
Stopfakes.gov Roadshows deliver critically important information about intellectual property to audiences that need it most -- start-ups, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, independent creators, and inventors. The information is presented by experts from multiple government agencies whose missions advance stakeholders' intellectual property interests. Participants will receive information on a range of topics, including identifying and protecting the various intellectual property assets; mechanisms for obtaining IP protection in overseas markets; strategies for determining where to seek protection; and the value of copyright and trade secrets protection to their businesses. Presentations will also address how to combat counterfeits on international e-commerce sites and what additional government resources are available to help U.S. business bolster intellectual property protections.
This event will also feature on-site help with the copyright registration process and with recording marks with Customs to exclude counterfeit goods from entering the United States. In addition, participants will have opportunities to meet one-on-one with the presenters to discuss intellectual property issues of primary concern.
Speakers include experts from:
U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
- U.S. Department of Commerce, Patent & Trademark Office
- U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Copyright Office
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- U.S. Department of State, Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement
- U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade
The full agenda is available online.