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

Press Release

Brigid Quinn

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.


"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


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


September 26-27, 2005


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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