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Fundamentals of Trade Secrets vs. Patents

Gain an understanding of the differences between trade secrets and patents on what can and should be done to protect them.

Many business owners and inventors who wish to protect their intellectual property do not always understand the difference between the types and what should and can be done to protect intellectual property, especially when it comes to trade secrets and design patents. This course helps business owners and inventors to understand the basic differences between the types of intellectual property and specifically the distinctions between trade secrets and design patents. The material also explains what can and should be done to protect trade secrets and design patents and the benefits that can flow from this protection.

66 minutes
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Agenda

Intellectual Property Basics

  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Trade Secrets
  • Patents

Trade Secret

  • What Is a Trade Secret?
  • Examples
  • Protection of a Trade Secret

Design Patent

  • What Is a Design Patent?
  • Protection
  • Registration
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This course was last revised on April 28, 2022.

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  • NALA 1.1
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.1 hour(s).
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Andrew G. Vicknair

Andrew G. Vicknair

D'Arcy | Vicknair, L.L.C.

  • Founding Partner of D’Arcy | Vicknair, LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Texas, and New York
  • Registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Practices intellectual property law and construction and surety litigation
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous topics, including intellectual property law (copyrights, trademarks, and patents), construction law, discovery in construction litigation, lien law, and liability claims against engineers
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of intellectual property and construction law
  • Member of numerous professional and civic organizations
  • J.D. degree, Loyola Law School; B.S. degree in electrical and biomedical engineering, Louisiana Tech University
  • Can be contacted at 504-636-8648 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 409871
Published 2022
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