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 Time End Time Event
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Registration & Mingle
8:30 AM 8:50 AM Welcome Remarks - Director Hope Shimabuku
8:50 AM 9:45 AM Patents - an Overview - William Vaughn
9:45 AM 10:30 AM Trademarks - an Overview - Craig Morris
10:30 AM 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM 11:10 AM Electronic filing system overview & demo (Patents) - Amy Stevens
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Filing a trademark application - pitfalls to avoid (TEAS demo) - Craig Morris
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch Begins
12:15 PM 1:15 PM One-on-One Discussions
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Copyright and you - Director Hope Shimabuku
2:00 PM 3:00 PM What happens after a trademark registers - Craig Morris
3:00 PM 3:45 PM Tips for navigating the patent process - William Vaughn
3:45 PM 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM 4:45 PM Pro Se v. Represented Counsel Panel
Moderator: Dir. Hope Shimabuku
4:45 PM 5:00 PM Questions & Answers
5:00 PM 5:15 PM Break
5:15 PM 6:00 PM One-on-One Discussions