BBB Discusses Importance of Intellectual Property Protection

August 05, 2009

DAYTON, OHIO, July 24, 2009—As piracy and counterfeiting pose serious threats to U.S. businesses, protecting your business’ intellectual property (IP) is vital. Intellectual property is any innovation (commercial or artistic), unique name, symbol, logo or design used commercially. IP is protected by patents on inventions; trademarks on branding devices; copyrights on music, videos, patterns and other forms of expression and trade secrets of methods or formulas having economic value. It’s never been more essential for a business to patent its inventions, protect its trade secrets and/or register its name or product names as trademarks. Get your legal questions about IP answered at an upcoming Better Business Bureau seminar…

Navigating The Sea Of Intellectual Property

Wednesday, September 9

8 a.m. Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:30 to 10 a.m. Presentation

15 W. Fourth St., Dayton (Fourth Floor Conference Room)

BBB Accredited Businesses, $25 per person

Non Accredited Businesses, $35 per person

During this BBB seminar, Donna Tweel and Paul Ulrich of Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, will discuss what businesses should know about IP, including spotting potential red flags and future issues that may jeopardize an entity’s ownership of IP assets. The focus will be on the proactive protection of a company’s trademarks, patents, processes, methods and trade secrets. Also, learn the basic information on whether and when to file for IP protection, what type of protection to file for, where to file and how to go about it.

Save your seat at this informative seminar today. Call (937) 222-1534, ext. 2270, to register.

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