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March 2022 Alliance LEADS - What is Intellectual Property and Why Should Business Owners Care?

  • 09 Mar 2022
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Grace Community Church - 4080 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. N, Sarasota, FL 34240

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What is Intellectual Property and Why Should Business Owners Care?

Check-In & Networking 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Presentation begins at 8:00 a.m.

Ever wondered what “intellectual property” is?  If you think intellectual property rights are only for tech companies or large organizations with expansive resources, think again. Every business has some intellectual property, whether it be your company name, logo, website, domain name, product sold, or content created.  An understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for all businesses.

Elizabeth Stamoulis, Partner and Intellectual Property attorney at Williams Parker, will walk you through the basics. This event will provide an introduction to the different types of intellectual property (copyright, design and utility patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and digital assets), how they may relate to your business, and the protections available.  Liz will explain that there are cost-conscious, reasonable steps that can and should be taken by independent companies to protect their assets, add value, and defend against infringement by others.


Speaker


Elizabeth Stamoulis
Williams Parker Attorneys at Law

Elizabeth Stamoulis leads the firm’s intellectual property practice. Liz represents companies and individuals, helping them protect their creative works, proprietary information, and goodwill, and helping with day-to-day corporate advice. She regularly provides guidance regarding copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and general internet law matters along with business formation, contracts, and transactions. She represents a wide variety of clients, from business owners, entrepreneurs, real estate developers, investors, and healthcare entities to authors and illustrators. With a background in the arts, Liz enjoys helping others protect their intellectual property.

Liz currently serves on the board of Children First and as legal counsel to the board of directors of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. As a former professional Greek dancer, Liz performed in the Closing Ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. She also speaks conversational Greek.

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