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Is your pet business trademarked?

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Just because you did some research on your pet business name and choose a name that no one else currently had, does not mean your brand is protected. You need to learn the ins and outs about trademarking your pet brand so that no one else decides to take your name!

Long Island Pet Professionals, LLC, (LIPP), is happy to present our next networking event, ‘Is your Pet Business Trademarked?’ and the first time this topic has been covered by LIPP. The event is taking place on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7pm at Jack Duggan’s Restaurant (in their private upper level) in Floral Park, NY.

Expert trademark lawyer, Neil B. Friedman, Esq., of Bakers and Rannells, is traveling from New Jersey for this event to give a presentation on the importance of trademarking your pet business. During his presentation Mr. Friedman will covering the following topics:

• The basics of what a trademark, copyright and patent are
• How the owner of a business can protect the business name and its products.
• We will also touch upon the risks of infringement and more.

Mr. Friedman has counseled and represented clients from small start-up businesses to large well-known public corporations. Many of his clients are known fashion companies and clothiers as well as food and beverage companies. He has also counseled companies that offer pet food, pet clothing articles and pet fragrance products.

“With the rapid and continuous growth of the pet industry, business owners and rescue groups need to learn how to protect their brand,” said Nancy E. Hassel, President and founder of Long Island Pet Professionals. “I have seen local pet businesses have to completely change their business name, logo, website and marketing materials because they were not trademarked – which can be costly, time consuming and confusing to their customers. We are thrilled to have Neil educate about this topic for our industry at the upcoming event.”

There will be plenty of networking while before and after the presentation and attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of business cards. A buffet dinner will be served and there will be a cash bar.

The cost for this networking event is $40.00 per person for official Members of Long Island Pet Professionals and $50.00 per person for Non-members. To RSVP for the event go to www.LongIslandPetProfessionals.com/events. There is a limit of 40 people for the event and an RSVP is required ahead of time or there is an additional $10 at the door the night of the event.

For more information about Long Island Pet Professionals go to www.LongIslandPetProfessionals.com or for an interview with Nancy E. Hassel email Nancy@LongIslandPetProfessionals.com or call (631) 446-1105.

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