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U.S. trademark practice and resources for SBIR/STTR awardees
For small businesses participating in the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, understanding intellectual property (IP)—including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights—is necessary to protect your ideas, products, and product names in today’s knowledge economy. This series of seven 90-minute webinars, organized by the USPTO and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), has been designed to specifically address the most common IP issues facing small businesses funded by the SBIR and STTR programs. They not only cover all aspects of IP protection, but will also help you understand your IP data rights under the SBIR/STTR grant or contract.
Webinars are 90 minutes and start at 12 p.m. Eastern time. Space is limited, so please register early.
Please note these webinars are open only to small businesses engaged in either Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the SBIR/STTR programs. There is a separate introductory event for future SBIR/STTR awardees being held on June 19, 2020. Register for that public event here.
This program series has been organized by the Global Intellectual Property Academy, a unit of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs. The office advises the administration and other federal government departments and agencies on domestic and international IP legal and policy issues. It also provides technical assistance and training on IP-related matters to U.S. stakeholders and both U.S. and foreign government officials.