U.S. Patent and Trademark Office official to speak about trademarks, certification marks at Purdue Research Park

May 14, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers, entrepreneurs and other attendees will learn the difference between certification marks, trademarks, patents and copyrights during a free presentation by a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office official at Purdue Research Park on May 21.

Craig Morris, managing attorney for trademark outreach in the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, will speak on "Keys to a Strong Trademark and Certification Mark: The Value of Your Brand" 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center, 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd.

The presentation will cover how the office reviews and approves federal trademark registrations, how to overcome possible refusals, factors critical to choosing a mark, the importance of knowing competitors' business, the use of legal counsel and consequences of receiving or issuing a cease-and-desist letter.

Lunch will be provided, but seating is limited. RSVP by May 20 to Sally Ross, associate director of operations support at the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, saross@prf.org

About Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization

The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university's academic activities.

Purdue Research Foundation contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org

Source: Sally Ross, 765-588-3490, saross@prf.org

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