5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
Christopher Newport University
David Student Union Boardroom (Second Floor) 1 Avenue of the Arts

Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Trademark and Branding: A Collaborative Learning Session

Join the AMA Hampton Roads on Thursday, February 28, 2019 for an interactive workshop at Christopher Newport University with our chapter legal counsel Duncan Byers, Shareholder at Pender & Coward, P.C. Registration closes Wednesday, February 27th. 

In this event, you’ll work as a group with a trademark attorney to create trademarks for a “new” product.  The group will work through the process of creating, clearing trademarks, and filing for trademark registration.  You will learn how the law views what you create as branding professionals, and get an understanding of the legal nuts and bolts of the creation, clearance and registration process.

Three key takeaways:

  • Walk through how to create a trademark that the law considers unique and enforceable in the marketplace

  • Learn the process of clearing trademarks in both the marketplace and with the US Trademark Office 

  • Understand how trademarks are enforced

Byers focuses his practice on intellectual property and business matters, in addition to litigation in the State and Federal Courts of Virginia and in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Byers received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Old Dominion University and his Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association, the International Trademark Association, Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Society and the I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court.

Byers was named among Coastal Virginia’s TOp Lawyers, Intellectual Property Rights, Entertainment Law 20166-2018, a Rising Star from 2009-2011, a Super Lawyer for 2014, 2015, and 2017 and one of Virginia’s Legal Elite in intellectual property for 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017.



February 28, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:
AMA Hampton Roads
Organizer: AMA Hampton Roads

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