September 22, 2010


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer the workshop, "Business Basics: Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents," Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Hunt Formal Living Room of Hunt Hall at Bucknell.

The workshop will be led by Michael Doctrow and Sean Leppo, both of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC. Topics to be discussed include what is intellectual property and what are its associated business risks, and how to identify, understand, protect and enforce trademarks, copyrights and patents.

Chair of the intellectual property practice group, Doctrow focuses on trademark clearance, registration and protection, copyright protection, and advertising and brand strategies. Leppo practices intellectual property law including litigation, licensing and patent prosecution.

Registration required
The cost to attend is $35 per person. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249 or toll-free at 1-866-375-6010; e-mail SBDC@bucknell.edu, or visit www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp. Veterans may attend free of charge.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; the Brush Valley, Central Pennsylvania, and Greater Susquehanna Valley Chambers of Commerce; The Daily Item; The Standard-Journal; and Susquehanna Business Life magazine.

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties.

Contact: Division of Communications


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