Attend a Black History Month Celebration at the Midwest Regional USPTO

Come and hear patent and trademark success stories and learn about the journeys of successful entrepreneurs at a free Black History Month celebration hosted by the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO. Seating is limited, so for more information and to register to attend either online or in person, visit our Eventbrite page.

The program will feature presentations by: 

Inventor Maria Lizi Stroud, Owner and President of MES & Co.

Trademark holder Lena Thomas, Trainer/Coach/Clothing Designer at SWEAT by LMT

Inventor Tekisha Lee, Founder and CEO of DiverseNote

Constance Logan, District Director at the U.S. Small Business Administration

Don’t miss this chance to learn valuable insights from these special guests.

Parking and directions

Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, Detroit, Michigan, adjacent to our building. Upon arrival, please state that you are visiting the MWRO. Other parking options are also available. Our building is a federal facility, and you are required to show a valid form of government-issued ID (driver’s license or passport) and may be subject to security screening.


If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request by calling 313-446-4800 or emailing

Register today