LUNCH & LEGAL ISSUES Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
Trademarks and Trade Names: Understanding what you have and what you need to protect
Tom Manson will speak on Trademarks and Trade Names: Understanding what you have and what you need to protect. Many businesses use trademarks and trade names without fully appreciating what they have and what they need to protect. Both trademarks and trade names are valuable assets representing an investment by the business. Both are essential to the goodwill of the company. This discussion is about identifying and protecting brand names, logos, designs, catch phrases, d/b/a's and other identifiers used by the business for itself, its products and its services.
Tom Manson is a well known business attorney with over 25 years of experience and a record of achievement working in all aspects of corporate and commercial law. His leadership has helped establish the firm as one of the most highly regarded commercial law firms in New Hampshire. Tom effectively counsels business clients regarding all aspects of their businesses, including entity selection and formation, debt and equity capitalization, organizational and succession planning, contracts, risk management, intellectual property protection, licensing, distribution channels, mergers, reorganizations, and acquisitions. His strategic approach to legal challenges and opportunities help protect clients' interests and create value. Tom particularly enjoys working with family businesses and assisting them in achieving successful generational transitions in management and ownership.
Local SCORE Counselors from the SCORE Lakes Region Chapter No. 172 are available to provide free and confidential mentoring services to aspiring and active business owners. SCORE the "Counselors of America's Small Business Owners" is a national association dedicated to helping small business owners form and grow their businesses. Mentoring services are offered in Wolfeboro and throughout the Lakes Region, for more information or to schedule and appointment call 524-3057.
SBDC Advisor Available - NH Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
When: Monday, Novmeber 18th & December 2nd
Free and confidential counseling services offered to aspiring and active business owners for Wolfeboro and the surrounding communities. Sample topics include business planning, financial analysis, marketing, accounting, cash flow projections and new business/acquisition feasibility and evaluation. Whether you are in the early stages of a creating a business or own a well established business you will benefit from the counseling services.