Cornell University

As part of the university's commitment to economic development and outreach, CTL hosts a variety of events to create connections between the Cornell campuses, industry members, entrepreneurs, and investors.

IP & Pizza™ Trademark Basics
March 19, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

102 Mann Library, Cornell Ithaca Campus


Open to: Cornell students, faculty, and staff, and anyone interested in learning about trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names and business name registrations.


Attendees learned how trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations all differ.

Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and CTL talked about critical factors in selecting a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable.

Discussions on the importance of doing a complete search, whether an attorney should be used, what could happen if another trademark owner believes they have stronger rights, and information on what the USPTO does in the federal registration process were also explored.

Pizza, salad, and drinks were served.

To view photos of the event please click here.

Watch an archived recording of IP&Pizza: Trademark Basics.