From Idea to Invention: Protecting IP in the Toy Industry
Presented in two 30-minute parts, this webinar provides TIA members and other toy industry stakeholders with important information about the use of patents as a way of protecting their Intellectual Property, and about new anti-counterfeiting measures that are being taken to protect toys, games and other consumer products from unlawful reproduction and sale.
Part 1: Led by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Part 2: Led by the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
- Patent fundamentals (what they are, what they protect, value)
- Types of patents and how they are used
- How to: filing, fees, examination, etc.
- Role of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- Pro-Bono resources and assistance
- Patent initiatives that have been launched
- Counterfeiting basics and how to mitigate counterfeiting risks
- What to do if your product has been counterfeited
- Role of the IACC in protecting trademarked products
- Anti-counterfeiting initiatives that have been launched
Who should attend:
Open to all toy industry stakeholders, recommended for toy inventors and designers, licensors, IP counsel, and others who are responsible for fraud protection.
Part 1: Mindy B. Bickel, Ph. D., Innovation and Outreach Coordinator
Part 2: Kristina Montanaro,
Greater New York Region, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
U.S. Department of Commerce
Vice President - Legal Affairs & Strategic Planning
International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC)