July 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Part two of a three part series.

The unprecedented spread of COVID-19 has caused disruption in our lives, businesses, and communities. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce remains committed to providing you with resources to combat this disruption. To that end, we are offering a new virtual series on the Legal Essentials to Exporting, funded in part by the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant.

Many businesses overlook or minimize the legal considerations that must be addressed for exporting. While exporting is a great opportunity for businesses to expand their customers, it does come with necessary and often strict regulations, procedures and practices relevant to the company’s products or services. The goal of this new training is to help businesses identify legal and compliance issues that are relevant as businesses pursue export opportunities.

In this event we will cover:

  • Importance of protecting intellectual property, specifically name and trademark, in international markets
  • Process and time frame for protecting intellectual property internationally, including alternative strategies
  • Tips on avoiding costly litigation and disputes related to U.S. and international trademark infringement

This webinar is the second in a three-part series covering legal considerations that must be addressed when exporting. In addition to attending the webinar, participants will receive a digital copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a Legal Essentials to Exporting Resource Guide (with hyperlinks to online resources). These programs can be completed as a series, or individually.

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant has been awarded to Oklahoma by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is administered by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Funding assistance is available to eligible Oklahoma businesses to support entry into foreign markets or expand international export activity.

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