All you need to know about trademarks, the key to commercialization

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Join Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Wednesday, March 28 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. at the CNY Biotech Accelerator, 841 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY for a presentation on:

  • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations all differ.
  • Why any new business should select a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable, highlighting factors critical when choosing a mark.
  • The importance of doing a complete search and whether to use an attorney.
  • What to do if another trademark owner sends a “cease-and-desist” letter.
  • How to apply to seek federal registration and the role of the USPTO.
  • How to avoid “scams” perpetrated by companies that request fees for services not required by the USPTO.
  • What happens after registration.

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.

Registration is Required to Attend:   RSVP by Monday, March 26 to

Refreshments will be provided.

This program is hosted by Technology Commercialization Law Program of the Intellectual Property and Technology Institute, Syracuse University College of Law and  CNY Biotech Accelerator at Upstate.

Free parking is available in the CNYBAC parking lot located directly behind CNYBAC and is accessed at the Irving Ave and E. Fayette St. intersection.