Entrepreneurship Essentials Roadshow and Resource Fair


From service to success -- entrepreneurship resources for the military community

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in collaboration with Tinker Air Force Base's Military & Family Readiness Center, on Tuesday, June 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT at the Tinker Air Force Base (AFB) Hill Conference Center to learn about starting your own business, and the resources and tools to help you succeed. From honing your business plan and protecting your brand and ideas, to market analysis and financing, we've got every angle of entrepreneurship covered.

We will welcome highly regarded experts in business development and intellectual property (IP) as well as successful military spouse and veteran entrepreneurs. 

In addition to panel discussions on entrepreneurship, the workshop will include an opportunity for audience questions, a resource fair with exhibitors from entrepreneurship support organizations, and 15-minute breakout sessions with Oklahoma state bar IP professionals for one-on-one consultations.

Limited slots are available for breakout sessions with Oklahoma state bar IP professionals. To reserve a spot, please email the texasregionaloffice@uspto.gov.

This in-person event is free and open to service members, military spouses, retirees, veterans, military family members, and Department of Defense (DOD) civilians.

Registration for in-person attendance is required, and you must be a valid DoD ID card holder with installation access

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(All times are Central Time zone)

  • 8:30-9 a.m. Registration
  • 9-9:10 a.m. Opening and welcome remarks
  • 9:10-10 a.m. IP basics
  • 10-10:30 a.m. How to conduct a preliminary patent search
  • 10:30-11 a.m. How to conduct a preliminary trademark search
  • 11 a.m. - noon Lunch break and Resource Fair
  • Noon-1 p.m. Panel 1: Entrepreneurship 101
  • 1-2 p.m. Panel 2: Entrepreneurial success stories
  • 2-3 p.m.  Resource Fair and breakout sessions on intellectual property with Oklahoma state bar IP attorneys

For questions about this event, email the texasregionaloffice@uspto.gov.

To learn more about resources for the military community, please visit the USPTO's military outreach page.

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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