Learn trademark basics for business and product promotion

Craig Morris attorney from U.S. Patent Trademark Office to speak at State Library of Arizona

MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release
June 17, 2015

For More Information Contact:

Peter Grant, Digital Librarian
State Library of Arizona
Phone: (602) 926-3858

Kim Crawford
Communications Manager
Phone: (602) 926-3810
Kcrawford@azlibrary.gov

PHOENIX – U.S. Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) Managing Attorney Craig Morris is appearing in Phoenix 3 p.m., June 25, at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives Building to talk about trademark basics. The talk will include:

  • How trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names and business name registrations differ
  • Importance of selecting a mark that is federally registerable and legally protectable
  • Importance of doing a complete search
  • Whether an attorney should be used
  • Trademark infringement
  • The federal registration process
  • How to avoid scams by firms charging for services not required by the USPTO

There is no cost to attend the presentation, but seats are limited. Reserve your seat today at www.azlibrary.gov. For more information, contact the State Library of Arizona at research@azlibrary.gov or 602-926-3870.

About Craig Morris:

Craig Morris works within the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Va. Currently, he is the Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach, spearheading the effort for increased USPTO educational activities in the area of trademark fundamentals. For 14 years prior, he was the Managing Attorney for the Trademark Electronic Application System, focusing on making the Trademark Operation a total e-government environment. Mr. Morris has been with the USPTO since 1983, previously serving as a Law Office Examining Attorney, Senior Attorney, and Managing Attorney.

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