Join us for a discussion about what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about trademarks. We’ll discuss what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process. We’ll also talk about why it’s so important for any new business to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable.

We’ll close out the discussion with a question-and-answer session and direct you to free resources from the USPTO.

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Speaker(s): Mariessa Terrell – Trademark Examining Attorney. Mariessa began her trademark law career at the USPTO in 2000. After her departure from the USPTO, she worked as a solo trademark practitioner; in-house trademark attorney consultant for Lockheed Martin and Leidos Corporations; and trademark and fashion law professor at her alma mater Howard University School of Law (HUSL). In 2015, Mariessa was recruited to manage the USPTO Trademark Law Clinic at HUSL and was instrumental in helping to develop a Patent Clinic at HUSL in 2019. Mariessa returned to the USPTO in 2020 and currently works as a trademark attorney advisor in the office of Trademarks Customer Outreach where she delivers to experienced practitioners educational content on advanced trademark topics. She earned her J.D from Howard University School of Law; her B.A., magna cum laude, from Pace University in New York City; and is admitted to the Maryland and District of Columbia bar associations.

Este taller le proveera información sobre los diferentes tipos de licencias para trabajos comerciales y residenciales en la construcción. Es una introduccion a los diferentes requerimientos en cada estado/ciudad en el area metropolitana.

Todas las capacitaciones se entregarán en Español a través de zoom. (All trainings will be delivered in Spanish via Zoom.)

Por favor regístrese para el seminario y recibirá su confirmación para acceder a la sesión por medio de Zoom.

Para más información enviar un texto a Cely Argueta, Consultora de Negocios al 301-401-7317.

Even Small Businesses can be targeted!

Learn how to protect yours from Cyber Threats.

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Small business leaders can expect more incidents of attack surface expansion, data security breaches, identity theft, and remote code execution attacks than in the previous year if they don’t take proactive cybersecurity measures.

Learn how to avoid the TOP 5 mistakes that could let hackers in!

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Este seminario cubrirá información sobre los pasos a seguir para iniciar un negocio:

  • Conocer las diferentes estructuras legales de negocios
  • Proceso de Incorporación/Registración en VA
  • Contabilidad e Impuestos para su negocio
  • Licencias de Negocios
  • Empleados vs Contratistas Independientes
  • Recursos para Financiamiento

Todas las capacitaciones se entregarán en Español a través de zoom. (All trainings will be delivered in Spanish via Zoom.)

Por favor regístrese para el seminario y recibirá su confirmación para acceder a la sesión por medio de Zoom.

Para más información enviar un texto a Cely Argueta, Consultora de Negocios al 301-401-7317.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • What and why you need to build or expand your current security posture in 2023
  • A list of free cybersecurity services and tools for your small business

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Overview
  Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, as part of our Global Diversity Export Initiative. Designed to connect SMEs in underserved communities with global business opportunities.
Objectives
  Discuss issues relevant to diverse businesses that are seeking international sales expansion and introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources.
Event Information
  • Learn about trade finance & access to capital.
  • Hear about exporting essentials and available resources.
  • Place your organization firmly on the road to exporting success.
  • Plus, take advantage of the opportunity to meet individually with trade experts.

Craft beverage producers know only too well how quickly the industry can move; from pandemic-related closures to regulatory shifts and everything in between, Virginia’s breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries have had to respond to ever-shifting terrain. This same adaptability is needed when it comes to capital attraction.

In this webinar, Virginia SBDC Craft Beverage Assistance Manager Chris Van Orden welcomes back previous speaker Jason Sleeman, Vice President of Craft Beverage Lending at United Community Bank, to share his insights on the changing capital landscape for craft beverage producers.

SPEAKER: Jason Sleeman is Vice President of Craft Beverage Lending at United Community Bank. In this role, he has worked with dozens of craft beverage producers around the country to secure capital and chart a stable financial course. In addition to his expertise with SBA loan products, Jason closely tracks the developments in the craft beverage industry. While he works with clients throughout the United States, Jason lives in Georgia with his family.

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This module will cover the basic facts about patents. We will explore the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. We will define the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications. Further, we will discuss the process of patent prosecution, the role of the U.S. patent examiner and what to expect when working with the USPTO. Information regarding a number of patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants will also be provided.

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovations as you transition from idea to product. The session will cover:

  • What is the USPTO?
  • An overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP
  • How to get started in protecting your intellectual property.

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Speaker(s): Elizabeth Dougherty, USPTO