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Oct. 12, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell will offer the seminar, "Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights," Thursday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 256 of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The cost for this seminar is $20. Registration is required: call 570-577-1249, email, or online at

J. Andrew McKinney Jr. and Jennifer Yancy will present the seminar. Topics include: intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret rights); recognizing IP issues; how to obtain and enforce a trademark, copyright or patent; the underutilized design patent; and eight guidelines for proper trademark use.

A partner with Jones, Tullar & Cooper PC, McKinney has broad experience in electrical, electronic, medical and mechanical patent application preparation and prosecution.

An associate with the same firm, Yancy specializes in chemical, agricultural, medical, biochemical and mechanical patent preparation and prosecution.

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. To request free business consulting services, complete the online request at

Created in 1978, the SBDC serves as an educational research resource for small businesses. Assistance is provided to small business owners to enhance their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars and pre-business workshops. Assistance also is available to help small businesses obtain data and analysis that are generally unobtainable to them on their own.

With the exception of seminars, counseling services provided by the SBDC are free. Funding is received from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Bucknell University.


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