Business Series: Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Many successful businesses develop important assets that are “intangible”: trademarks identifying your products (or services) in the flow of commerce, copyrights over original expressions, or patents to protect scientific inventions. Learn how to protect such assets and ensure your company’s continued success.

Class covers:

  • Protecting an original invention through the patent process
  • What types of expressions are protected by copyright
  • How to develop and protect a valuable trademark

Presented by Eric Garcia with the support of Bixel Exchange:
Eric Garcia started his career as a ride mechanical engineer at Walt Disney Imagineering, the design and engineering business unit of the Walt Disney Company. Within the next five years, Eric co-founded product company California Crowd Control, which designed and engineered an innovative crowd control device, and an engineering service company called CG3D, which provided various design services to the themed-entertainment industry. Thereafter, Eric shifted to law, where he now focuses on intellectual property. Eric has significant experience in counseling early-stage companies on all matters relating to patents, trademarks, licensing, joint development, intellectual property strategy and litigation. His previous clients include numerous Fortune 500 clients and his work experience involves technology related to a wide variety of mechanical, software, and electronic arts.

In addition to his legal work, Eric is a community activist and elected member of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council where he represents the interests of the diverse residents of the Historic Core. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and holds a law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
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