Western North Carolina is home to thousands of innovative small businesses. Understanding the necessary legal protections for ideas, business names, concepts and products is essential to start and grow a sustainable business venture.
On Tuesday, April 23 from3:30-5:30 p.m., Attorney Alicia Vega, The Vega Law Firm, PLLC, and Ryan Taylor, SBTDC at Western Carolina University Product Commercialization Counselor will co-lead a no cost workshop, Trademark, Copyright & Patent Tips for Small Businesses at the Lenior Rhyne Conference Room, 36 Montford Ave. in the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. Space is limited and participants must register to attend.
Businesses with proprietary information, a unique name, or who have products with specialized techniques or ingredients should attend this no cost workshop and to learn how best to protect their investment.
Participants will leave the workshop with:
- A definition of the difference between trademark and copyright
- Examples of mistakes and successes from other small businesses
- An understanding of provisional application, utility and design patents
- Tips for success and mistakes to avoid
- Opportunity to ask questions during group Q + A
The SBTDC is North Carolina’s leading resource for growing and developing businesses. We have been helping small and mid-sized businesses grow as a program of The University of North Carolina System since 1984. The Small Business & Technology Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
ABOUT THE VEGA LAW FIRM, PLLC
The Vega Law Firm, PLLC represents clients in Asheville, Rutherfordton, and the remainder of Western North Carolina in a variety of legal areas, including Trademark and Copyright Registration, Civil Litigation, and Small Business Representation.
Patricia Costello, SBTDC
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