Copyright Basics and Considerations for Entrepreneurs

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a discussion about what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about copyrights. The discussion will involve an overview of copyrights as well as provide insight into things to consider regarding registration and enforcement. Through the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, the Office of Policy and International Affairs’ Copyright Team advises the administration and other federal government departments and agencies on domestic and international copyright legal and policy issues and provides technical assistance and training on copyright-related matters for both U.S. and foreign government officials.


  • Copyright Basics
  • FAQs about Federal Copyright Registration
  • What You Need to Know About Copyrights and 3D Printing

This event is free and open to the public. Please register by February 8, 2018.

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.Visitors are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to security screening to gain access.

For accessibility requests, please email siliconvalley@uspto.govor call (408) 918-9900.