Forum Informs Attendees About Intellectual Property Protection

The Intellectual Property Forum brought together music product creators, innovators, fabricators, business owners and managers concerned about securing and protecting their intellectual property. Mary Luehrsen, NAMM Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, hosted the event, with guests Susan Anthony and Richard Cole, both representing the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The discussion focused on the most common IP mistakes and misconceptions among NAMM Members with specific topics including:

  • Overview of current IP threats and USPTO resources
  • Resources available to all NAMM Members

Attendees then got time to ask questions directly to the USPTO representatives.

NAMM Members have the opportunity to participate in a free, two-day Intellectual Property (IP) Academy April 8–9, 2015, at the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia.  The program is designed by GIPA Acting Director Susan Anthony to help attendees identify and protect IP, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights, domestically and abroad. Contact clairek@namm.org for more information.

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