The West Virginia University College of Law is hosting a free seminar for inventors, entrepreneurs, business owners and lawyers on Thursday (Nov. 6), from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom. Lunch will be provided.

Organized by the WVU Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic, the seminar will focus on intellectual property law. Panel discussion will include intellectual property attorneys Dusty Gwinn of Handheld Hospitality LLC, Monika Hussell of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, and Michael Smith of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch LLP.

The lunch keynote address will be delivered by Craig Morris, managing attorney for Trademark Outreach with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He will speak on “Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later.”

“This seminar will instruct the inventor, entrepreneur and business owner, and their consultants and lawyers in how to assess and protect IP, so that the company may successfully commercialize in today’s marketplace,” Nancy Trudel, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Law Clinic interim director, said. “It also will provide attendees with information on the private and public resources available in West Virginia that may assist with IP protection and business development.”

To register, contact Michelle Green at (304) 293-4192 or Registration deadline is Oct. 30.

“Intellectual Property Condensed: What Every Inventor, Small Business Owner, and Lawyer Should Know” is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation grant for the WVU Student Intellectual Property Protection Services Program, and the WVU Evansdale Library.



CONTACT: Kaylyn Christopher, College of Law

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