An important day for the Kansas City area is almost here. On Monday, Nov. 12, a major weeklong conference begins — dedicated to supporting and celebrating innovative people who launch startup businesses — Global Entrepreneurship Week. As a regional law firm dedicated to protecting the intellectual property — inventions, brands, trade secrets, processes and creative works — of our entrepreneur and inventor clients, we at Hovey Williams LLP in Overland Park, Kansas, embrace this opportunity.
With more than 170 events, the conference is free of charge and open to the public. You can register online and build your own itinerary at the event website, which also includes free materials relevant to entrepreneurial endeavors.
Since 2008, GEW events have been held in over 160 countries, supporting creative professionals in their efforts to establish and shine in new businesses or take inventions to market. For our part, Kyle Mendenhall will be available at a table on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to talk to conference attendees. On Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, our lawyers Blair Barbieri and Crissa Cook will present on legal remedies for violations for intellectual property rights.
In their presentation titled “Cease and Desist? What to Do When Your Intellectual Property Rights Are Violated,” attorneys Barbieri and Cook will share information about what to do when another person or business uses your ideas, products or brands without your permission.
Anyone with questions about our presentation may email attorney Cook through her website page linked to above.
Broad spectrum of information
Other presentations of interest:
- Maker Power: How to Use Your Creative Nature for Business Success
- Brand Awareness in the Modern Day
- Lessons Learned: How to Dodge Legal Landmines
- Marketing Strategies to Move Your Idea to the Market
- And many more
We look forward to engaging with the thousands of #GEWKC attendees in Kansas City next week at GEWKC’s Basecamp at Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 East 39th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. This is the former Westport Middle School and now a large coworking space.