Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. That may be true in some situations, but if someone uses your idea, name or product without permission, it can threaten your livelihood. There are preventative measures for protecting intellectual property, and steps to take if someone uses what you have created without your authorization.
Crissa Crook and Blair Barbieri, attorneys with the Kansas City intellectual property law firm Hovey Williams, LLP, will lay out these strategies on Thursday, Nov. 15, in an educational session entitled “Cease and Desist? What To Do When Your Intellectual Property Rights Are Violated.”
A celebration of innovation
The presentation, which will be at Plexpod Westport Commons, is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City (GEWKC), an international celebration of the makers, innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. GEWKC events are scheduled for Nov. 12-16. The event’s headquarters will be Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 E. 39th St., in Kansas City, Missouri.
Other topics to be addressed during the conference include:
- Dealing with commercial lenders or investors
- Inventory control for small businesses
- The ABC’s of working craft fairs
- Adding podcasting to your content marketing strategy