Intellectual Property Basics and Midwest Regional Office Tour

What's the difference between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets?

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Join the Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, Michigan as we discuss intellectual property basics and learn about potential ways to protect your invention as you transition from idea to product.  This session is for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and students every first Thursday of each month. 

  • Overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP?
  • Resources and assistance available through the USPTO.
  • Tour of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Please Register (link is external).

Coming to the Midwest Regional Office for an event?  Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, adjacent to our building. Guests must state they are visiting the USPTO.  For more information, view parking information.

Stop in and search for Free!  Reserve a workstation today (link sends e-mail) (link sends e-mail).

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.