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September 21, 2005
#05-47

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Press Release, 05-47

U.S. Government to Assist Florida Small Businesses in Combating Intellectual Property Theft


Miami Event Part of National Crackdown on Counterfeiting, Piracy


Washington, D.C .--U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property Jon Dudas will join hundreds of Florida small-businessmen and -women for a conference on the “Global Intellectual Property Marketplace” on September 26-27 in Miami, Fla. The event is part of the federal Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP), a major USPTO and U.S. government effort to protect American businesses from falling victim to intellectual property theft, both at home and abroad.

During the two-day Miami seminar, patent, trademark and copyright experts as well as lawyers from the USPTO will provide small- and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and independent inventors with useful tips on protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights in the United States and around the world.

WHAT:

“Global Intellectual Property Marketplace” seminar

Remarks on the global intellectual property marketplace and how small businesses, including those in Florida, are increasingly at risk of intellectual property theft

WHO:

The Honorable Jon W. Dudas , Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Florida small-business owners

WHEN:

September 26-27, 2005

WHERE:

Marriott Miami Airport
Grand Ballroom
1201 NW LeJeune Road
Miami, FL

Information about the seminars and other USPTO efforts to educate small businesses can be found at www.stopfakes.gov/smallbusiness .

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