STOPfakes Road Shows is once again bringing U.S. government tools and assistance "offline" to small and medium sized businesses across America.  Trade experts and attorneys from the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are traveling across the country to host one-day seminars on how companies and individuals can protect and enforce intellectual property to get the most out of exporting abroad.  This year, the Road Show is traveling to eighteen U.S. cities to answer your questions about commercializing your creations and innovations.  This seminar includes strategies for protecting and enforcing a company’s intellectual property when exporting to foreign markets and advice for avoiding common pitfalls.  Participants will have the chance to ask export questions related to patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and domain names.  At the conclusion of each Road Show, participants can take advantage of one-on-one consultations with intellectual property experts to get targeted advice.  Small and medium-sized businesses in particular will benefit from this unique opportunity.  Upcoming Road Show cities and dates are listed below.  Links to registration information will be posted as they become available.  Questions can be directed to the contact listed.


Indianapolis, IN 
May 6, 2014
To register click here

Milwaukee, WI 
Part of the Wisconsin International Trade Conference
May 13, 2014
To register click here

Detroit, MI
May 29, 2014

Boston, MA
Date to be announced

Baltimore, MD
Date to be announced



Boise, ID (April 30, 2014)
Philadephia, PA (May 01, 2014)

Nashville, TN (March 28, 2013)
Arlington, VA (April 18, 2013)
Cincinnati, OH (April 23, 2013)
Austin, TX (April 30, 2013)
New York, NY (May 6, 2013)
New Orleans, LA (May 14, 2013)
Houston, TX (May 16, 2013)
San Jose, CA (May 30, 2013)
Portland, OR (June 20, 2013)
Los Angeles, CA (June 25, 2013)
San Diego, CA (June 27, 2013)
Minneapolis, MN (September 12, 2013)
Butte, MT (September 17, 2013)
Rockville, MD (November 19, 2013)

Fresno, CA (April 11, 2012)
Denver, CO (May 24, 2012)
Corpus Christi, TX (August 17, 2012)
Dallas, TX (September 18, 2012)
Charleston, SC (September 19, 2012)
Chicago, IL (September 25, 2012)
Oklahoma City, OK (September 28 2012)