A FREE Workshop From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

In conjunction with USF Sarasota/Manatee, Manasota SCORE will be hosting a seminar presented by Craig Morris, an attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office dealing with small business and copyrights, trademarks and patents.  

The event is co-sponsored by Manasota SCORE and USF Sarasota/Manatee.  The event is free. Light refreshments will be served, with the conference starting at 9 am at the Shelby Auditorium on the USF Sarasota/Manatee campus. This will be an excellent program and we are fortunate to have Mr. Morris lending his knowledge to our community.


Wednesday, November 7 – 9:00 am to Noon

USF Selby Auditorium, 8350 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Refreshments available at 9:00am •  Presentation from 9:30 to 11:00 plus Q&A.


• Difference between trademarks, copyrights and patents, as well as domain names 

and business name registrations

• The importance of selecting a strong mark (both federally and legally protectable)

• Other important factors when choosing a mark

• Potential grounds for the USPTO to refuse registration

• What to do in case of a “cease-and-desist” letter

• How to find an attorney, and the distinction between what the USPTO does in the 

federal registration process and what a private attorney can do

• How to avoid scams perpetuated by companies that request fees for services not 

required by the USPTO

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