Learn About Intellectual Property Rights

Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library will present a program for entrepreneurs called “Know Your Intellectual Property Rights: How Business Owners Can Protect Their Brands” on Friday, December 14th, beginning at 10:30 am, in Meeting Room 1 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.

SCORE representative Usha Menon will talk about how entrepreneurs can protect their business names, logos, designs and inventions. She will provide a basic introduction to intellectual property, explaining what it is and how it is protected. Learn about the differences between patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Get tips on simple steps that can be taken to protect product or service names.

Menon is a registered patent attorney in the Sugar Land area. She has more than 13 years of experience in the patent-law field representing individual entrepreneurs, small corporations, large publicly held corporations, and venture capitalists.

The material presented in this program provides a general guide to the U.S. patent and trademark process and laws, and additional resources will be shared for further study. Information discussed via this forum will not create an agent-client/attorney-client relationship, nor is it a substitute for professional advice regarding a specific transaction or the laws of a particular jurisdiction.

This program is presented in partnership with SCORE, the non-profit mentoring arm of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Those attending this program will learn about resources that are available through SCORE and how to draw on the experience of other SCORE members.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the University Branch Library at 281-633-5100 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.