Join us for an Upcoming Program!

January 24, 2017 – Intro to Trademarks

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Starting or expanding your business? Protect your brand by learning the basics of trademarks from attorney Frank G. Long.

  • Choosing a strong mark
  • Benefits of registration
  • Avoiding common mistakes

January 24, 2017, Noon – 1 p.m.

To Register: https://www.azlibrary.gov/events/2082

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Startup Law Talk

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Join us November 9th at the Phoenix Public Library’s Hive for Startup Law Talk!

This workshop is for entrepreneurs who are thinking about forming a start-up, or have recently started a business, and want greater insight on how to avoid the typical legal problems encountered by new businesses. Three professionals will discuss the most important legal issues to consider in the early stages of your business. They will provide information on types of business formation, methods to protect your intellectual property, and how to avoid tax surprises.

  • PetSmart General Counsel (retired) Kevin Groman
  • Intellectual Property Attorney Frank Long of Dickinson Wright
  • Lisa Novack, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, Small Business/Self Employed Division of the Internal Revenue Service

Panel Presentation: 6:00 PM

Resource Tables: 7:00 to 7:30 PM

Resource Tables will include:

  • IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
  • Patent & Trademark Resource Center
  • City of Phoenix Economic, Planning & Development Office (for licensing and permits)
  • Handouts (Business Startup Checklist from ACA)

Please register at: https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive/programs/business-law-series

 

ReferenceUSA Classes Next Week!

June 21, 2016 – ReferenceUSA Workshop

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Learn to use ReferenceUSA!

Get fast and easy access to details on more than 42 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents. Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, employee size, SIC and NAICS codes, credit ratings, etc…..

Use ReferenceUSA to:

Conduct market research
Build a business plan
Locate Sales leads and download lists
Locate companies for employment opportunities
And much more…..
Presented by Kam Draper.

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About Kam Draper:

Kam Draper is a Sales Director with ReferenceUSA government division. He has been with the company and division for 12 years.

To register: http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1638

June 23, 2016 – ReferenceUSA Workshop

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Learn to use ReferenceUSA!

Get fast and easy access to details on more than 42 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents. Information includes; company name, address, phone, executive contact names, employee size, SIC and NAICS codes, credit ratings, etc…..

Use ReferenceUSA to:

Conduct market research
Build a business plan
Locate Sales leads and download lists
Locate companies for employment opportunities
And much more…..
Presented by Kam Draper.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Location: State Library of Arizona, Con Cronin Commons (formerly 3rd Floor Training Area) 1700 W. Washington St. (State Capitol), Phoenix, AZ 85007

About Kam Draper:

Kam Draper is a Sales Director with ReferenceUSA government division. He has been with the company and division for 12 years.

To register: http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1640

Upcoming Program: Trademarks presented by Craig Morris of the USPTO

June 25, 2015 – Trademark Basics

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Presented by Craig Morris of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names and business name registrations differ
  • Importance of selecting a mark that is federally registerable and legally protectable
  • Importance of doing a complete search
  • Whether an attorney should be used
  • Trademark infringement
  • The federal registration process
  • How to avoid scams by firms charging for services not required by the USPTO

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Location: Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, Main Floor 

1901 W. Madison St. Phoenix, AZ 85009

About speaker Craig Morris:

Craig Morris works within the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, he is the Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach, spearheading the effort for increased USPTO educational activities in the area of trademark fundamentals. For fourteen years prior, he was the Managing Attorney for the Trademark Electronic Application System, focusing on making the Trademark Operation a total e-government environment. Mr. Morris has been with the USPTO since 1983, previously serving as a Law Office Examining Attorney, Senior Attorney, and Managing Attorney.

To Register: http://www.azlibrary.gov/events/1111