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Trademark Basics

February 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a discussion about what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about trademarks. We’ll discuss what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process. We’ll also talk about why it’s so important for any new business to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable.

We’ll close out the discussion with a question-and-answer session and direct you to free resources from the USPTO. 

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Speaker: Mariessa Terrell – Trademark Examining Attorney. She began her trademark law career at the USPTO in 2000.  After her departure from the USPTO, Mariessa worked as a solo trademark practitioner; in-house trademark attorney consultant for Lockheed Martin and Leidos Corporations; and trademark and fashion law professor at her alma mater Howard University School of Law (HUSL).  In 2015, Mariessa was recruited to manage the USPTO Trademark Law Clinic at HUSL and was instrumental in helping to develop a Patent Clinic at HUSL in 2019.