STOPfakes Road Shows Bring U.S. Government Tools and Assistance to You

August 17, 2012 is 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.  The Road Show is traveling to ten 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 involving 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.  Click on the city name below for registration information.  Questions can be directed to the contact listed.



Springfield, IL
June 14, 2012

Denver, CO
May 24, 2012

Fresno, CA
April 11, 2012

Corpus Christi, TX
August 17, 2012

Orlando, FL
August 28, 2012

Salt Lake City, UT
September 10, 2012

Dallas, TX
September 18, 2012    

Charleston, SC
September 19, 2012

Chicago, IL
September 25, 2012

Oklahoma City, OK
September 28, 2012