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Branding, Step 2 – Clearing & Protecting your Trademarks

July 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

| TIGER Talk

Please register by 10 pm, Tue July 20.
At 11 pm, we’ll email you a link to access LIVESTREAM the next day.

You’ve chosen your trademark – now what? At this point, you may be asking yourself certain questions, like is the trademark available for me to adopt and use? How do I protect my trademark?

In this TIGER Talk, Marty Miller and Liane Rousseau, from the law firm Porter Wright, will present on the basics of trademark law and protection. They will discuss the names or logos that qualify as a trademarks or service marks and how the law protects them. And they’ll talk about trademark infringement, resources for evaluating whether your trademark might infringe on another’s trademark, and how you can protect your own marks from unlawful use.


Presenter Bios:

Marty Miller has extensive experience in all facets of intellectual property (IP) law, as well as commercial transactions involving IP and technology. He has represented clients ranging from multinational corporations to universities and individuals on a wide variety of intellectual property matters.

Marty has deep experience in patent and trademark prosecution (U.S. & foreign), patent opinions (particularly, freedom-to-practice and validity), IP due diligence, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, licensing of all forms of intellectual property (including software licensing) and competitive intelligence. His practice spans a range of technological areas including medical devices, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Porter Wright, Marty was COO & in-house counsel for a tech company. His past experience includes work as a process engineer at a large oil refinery.

Liane Rousseau focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property. Her experience across a wide range of industries allows her to provide her clients with comprehensive services that protect their products, services and intellectual assets.

Liane has extensive litigation experience in federal courts and with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She routinely provides advice to clients concerning brand protection, trademark registration, licensing agreements and trademark, trade dress and copyright enforcement and defense.

With a background in privacy and data security, Liane has deep knowledge in litigation, records management and privacy policies. She also understands the operations and governance of intellectual property as it relates to entrepreneurships and startups.


Like all Virtual TIGER 🐯 Events, this one is FREE.

Please join via Zoom at 11:45 am to introduce yourself to your fellow innovators!

Event Timeline:
11:45 am – Socialize & Introduce Yourself
12:00 pm – Hand-off to Marty & Liane
1:00 pm – Wrap

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July 21, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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