STOPfakes Roadshows

One day seminars given by IPR experts, bringing together U.S. government tools and assistance to small and medium sized businesses across America.

About Roadshows Roadshows deliver critically important information about intellectual property to audiences that need it most -- start-ups, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, independent creators, and inventors. The information is presented by experts from multiple government agencies whose missions advance stakeholders' intellectual property interests. Participants will receive information on a range of topics, including identifying and protecting the various intellectual property assets; mechanisms for obtaining IP protection in overseas markets; strategies for determining where to seek protection; and the value of copyright and trade secrets protection to their businesses. Presentations will also address how to combat counterfeits on international e-commerce sites and what additional government resources are available to help U.S. business bolster intellectual property protections. 

Some shows will feature on-site help with the copyright registration process and with recording marks with Customs to exclude counterfeit goods from entering the United States.  Participants will also have opportunities to meet one-on-one with the presenters to discuss intellectual property issues of primary concern.  In short, participants will learn information vital to competing in an increasingly global environment.

Upcoming Roadshow cities and dates are listed below.  Agendas, registration links and other show information will be posted when available. 


Upcoming Roadshows


Houston, TX     January 29, 2019  Postponed
Huntsville, AL     January 31, 2019  Postponed
Kansas City, MO     March 5, 2019
St. Louis, MO     March 7, 2019
Chicago, IL     April 30, 2019
Milwaukee, WI     May 2, 2019
Richmond, VA     July 9, 2019
Raleigh, NC     July 11, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT     September TBD, 2019
Denver, CO        September TBD, 2019
Newark, NJ        November TBD, 2019
Long Island, NY  November TBD, 2019
White Plains, NY  November TBD, 2019

Santa Rosa, CA  February TBD, 2020
Sacramento, CA  February TBD, 2020
San Jose, CA     February TBD, 2020
Middleton, CT     May TBD, 2020
Boston, MA   May TBD, 2020
Boise, ID   August TBD, 2020
TBD     August, TBD, 2020
Orlando, FL   November TBD, 2020
TBD, FL     November TBD, 2020

Charlestown, WV February TBD, 2021
Little Rock, AR      February TBD, 2021

Past Roadshows

  • Philadelphia, PA (October 30, 2018)
  • Tucson, AZ (September 27, 2018)
  • Phoenix, AZ (September 25, 2018)
  • Austin, Texas (August 23, 2018)
  • Dallas, Texas (August 21, 2018)
  • Portland, Oregon (July 26, 2018)
  • Seattle,, Washington (July 24, 2018)
  • Newark, New Jersey (November 5, 2015)
  • Rockville, Maryland (September 21, 2015)
  • Las Vegas, Nevada (April 23, 2015)
  • Seattle, Washington (April 15, 2015)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (February 25, 2015)
  • San Rafael, CA (September 17, 2014)
  • Detroit, MI (May 29, 2014)
  • Milwaukee, WI (May 13, 2014)