Patent and Trademark Seminar

We are hosting Patent & Trademark Seminar in El Paso, Texas. This is part of our ongoing outreach to independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. During this conference, you will have the opportunity to learn all about the patenting and trademarking process as it relates to your small business. You can opt to attend all sessions, or select the ones that you are most interested in.  Parking at the El Paso Community College is free.  The registration fee will include a continental breakfast and lunch.

Registration Costs:
$35.00 until Friday, July 22, 2016
$50.00 thereafter


For any questions about the event, please send an e-mail to or call (915) 321-3123.


Start TimeEnd TimeEvent
8:00 AM8:30 AMRegistration & Mingle
8:30 AM8:50 AMWelcome Remarks - Director Hope Shimabuku
8:50 AM9:45 AMPatents - an Overview - William Vaughn
9:45 AM10:30 AMTrademarks - an Overview - Craig Morris
10:30 AM10:40 AMBreak
10:40 AM11:10 AMElectronic filing system overview & demo (Patents) - Amy Stevens
11:10 AM12:00 PMFiling a trademark application - pitfalls to avoid (TEAS demo) - Craig Morris
12:00 PM1:00 PMLunch Begins
12:15 PM1:15 PMOne-on-One Discussions
1:15 PM2:00 PMCopyright and you - Director Hope Shimabuku
2:00 PM3:00 PMWhat happens after a trademark registers - Craig Morris
3:00 PM3:45 PMTips for navigating the patent process - William Vaughn
3:45 PM4:00 PMBreak
4:00 PM4:45 PMPro Se v. Represented Counsel Panel
Moderator: Dir. Hope Shimabuku
4:45 PM5:00 PMQuestions & Answers
5:00 PM5:15 PMBreak
5:15 PM6:00 PMOne-on-One Discussions