FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 11/14/13
CONTACT: Pam Whiting (816) 374-5481
Katie Erwin (816) 374-5465
World Trade Center Kansas City & U.S. Commercial Service Partner for December session
Learn how to identify and protect your company’s intellectual property (IP) assets in a day-long event led by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO).
The program is aimed at providing companies with the tools to develop an IP strategy to support expanded export sales and increased global business activities, while avoiding the pitfalls of IP theft and abuse. It is open to companies of all sizes in all industries from anywhere in the United States.
“Many companies fail to take the necessary steps to protect their intellectual property before selling internationally,” said Regina Heise, Director, U.S. Commercial Service-Kansas City. “Come learn from experts in the field, including the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, for its first visit to Kansas City since 2007.”
“As a self-described ‘recovering’ lawyer, I can attest to the importance of protecting your IP assets,” Jim Heeter, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. “This one-stop, day-long session will help business executives better navigate the world of intellectual property.”
“Protecting Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace” will be held Thursday, December 5, in the Board Room at Union Station, 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri. Continental breakfast and will be served at 7:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 8:00 a.m., closing out at 4:30 p.m.
Cost to attend is $125 per person. Space is limited. To register, visit www.wtc-kc.com.
About the U.S. Commercial Service
With offices throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and consulates in nearly 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration utilizes its global network of trade professionals to connect U.S. companies with international buyers worldwide, identify the best trade opportunities, ensure U.S. products and services have the best possible prospects for success in international markets, and get firms the information and advice they need to succeed.
About World Trade Center Kansas City
World Trade Center Kansas City serves domestic and international companies within the Kansas City region as well as international companies that want to do business in Kansas City. It supports the international business education and training needs of the region offering a variety of services from internships to networking events and seminars. World Trade Center Kansas City also assists companies by taking advantage of existing assets in our region to increase exports and to procure goods and services from international markets.
WTC-KC is a partnership between the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, KC SmartPort, and Kansas City Area Development Council.