Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents: Intellectual Property Basics September 28, 2021, 11:00am EDT September 28, 2021, 1:00pm EDT
Zoom Webinar

Duration: 2 hours 

This is a paid event costing $35.

There will be no refunds for this webinar unless SCORE NYC cancels it.


Need to protect your information and your brand? Most small businesses start out with an incomplete picture of what legal protections are available. A lack of clarity and knowledge about Intellectual Property can mean a significant potential loss in assets and value. Your intellectual property could be easily copied, usually leaving you without any recourse.

Conducted by Intellectual Property Attorneys, this webinar panel discussion addresses how to better protect your intellectual property by becoming aware of the legal protections that exist and how to put them in place early on. 


At the end of this workshop you will have the information and resources to:

• Differentiate between trademarks, copyrights and patents

• Describe when and why each type of IP is needed and the process as well as cost of obtaining each type

• Summarize the impact of having a patent on the chances of being funded

• Distinguish between patentability and patent


Small business executives who want to protect their information and brand.



For over 20 years, Laurie has been counseling clients on trademarks, copyrights and the legal aspects of branding. Laurie was trademark counsel for Major League Baseball for 10 years and continues to represent many MLB clubs, the National Basketball Association and hundreds of small businesses. She speaks regularly on the Legal Aspects of Branding a Small Business at events and conferences throughout the country. She holds a JD from Hofstra University School of Law.


Libby B. Varghese is a seasoned Registered Patent Attorney with years of experience handling matters related to Trademark Law, Copyright Law, and Corporate Intellectual Property Due Diligence. 

Ms. Varghese has filed, prosecuted and obtained numerous patents in the U.S. and abroad on behalf of a wide array of clients ranging from individual inventors to large-scale corporations. 

Ms. Varghese counsels clients in all phases of seeking and obtaining a patent. Whether a client needs to evaluate an idea to see if it is patentable, to determine whether to file for protection in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and/or foreign patent offices, or to defend a patent application or an issued patent before the USPTO, Ms. Varghese guides clients through a complicated patent system. Ms. Varghese regularly assists clients in the preparation, filing and attainment of utility and design patents. She also handles reexamination and reissue of patents.

Key Topics

Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents: Intellectual Property Basics