Innovators and entrepreneurs: Learn about IP basics and helpful resources

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets?

Join the Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, Michigan to learn about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovation as you transition from idea to product. This session for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and students is held the first Thursday of each month. Space is limited, so register early

The discussion will cover:

  • An overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP
  • Local resources and assistance available through the USPTO and other agencies

Submit your IP questions prior to the event to or call 313-446-4800 for more information.

Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, adjacent to our building. Guests must state they are visiting the USPTO. View more parking information.

The USPTO is a federal facility, and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening. Stop in for a search! Reserve a workstation today.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 313-446-4800 or email

This event is part of a series: Trademark Tuesday