Don’t burn your brand: intellectual property for restaurants

The video recording of this expired event is posted above.

Are you a restauranteur? A chef? A food truck operator? Do you want to learn how intellectual property rights can help you protect your business?

If so, this event is a must-attend. Join a trademark attorney from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for an overview of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets in the food-service industry. You’ll learn about each of these intellectual property rights and how to use them to protect what makes your restaurant special. 

Because trademark registration is a highly effective way to protect your brand, we’ll also cover:

  • Definitions and types of trademarks
  • Benefits of federal trademark registration
  • Selecting a trademark
  • Filing and registration
  • How to find help

This event will be presented via Livestream from 2-4 p.m. ET on Monday, July 19, and will conclude with a question-and-answer session. Please register by July 18. 

We’ll post a recording of the event within three weeks of its conclusion. You’ll receive a PDF file of the presentation materials before and after the event.

To learn more about trademarks, check out our Trademark Basics Boot Camp series. The series is free and runs consecutively every week for eight weeks. You can attend the whole series or just the specific modules that best meet your needs. Separate registration is required for each module.

Accessibility and contact

This webinar is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Captioning will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations may be available upon request.

For questions about the event or the boot camp series, please contact

This event is organized in collaboration with our regional outreach offices. Contact information for participating regional offices: