1. Basic Nonprofit Trademark and Copyright Registrations

Basic Nonprofit Trademark and Copyright Registrations

Basic Nonprofit Trademark and Copyright Registrations
Event ID: 40004
Session ID: 13956

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Sandra K. Pfau Englund, Attorney at Law
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Executive directors, financial officers, managers, program directors, in-house counsel

Registering and protecting your nonprofit’s name, slogans, and content has never been more important. This intellectual property can represent some of the most valued assets your organization possesses. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. Copyright Office both now have online registration systems. After a brief overview of the difference between trademarks and copyrights and what your organization should consider registering, this webinar will cover the basics of registering your marks and content. You will be introduced to the trademark classification system and how to determine what classes in which to register your marks. You will also learn how to ask for and get good help from USPTO trademark examiners, and when you should seek professional help outside the Patent Trademark Office. You’ll also develop an understanding of how the U.S. Copyright Office online registration system works.

Please join Sandra Pfau Englund, respected nonprofit attorney, as she walks through the basic steps to register and protect your organization’s intellectual property—a valued nonprofit asset that should not be taken for granted.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Basic differences between trademarks and copyrights
  • What marks – names, slogans – and content to consider registering with the USPTO and the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Introduction to the USPTO and U.S. Copyright Office online registration systems
  • The help available directly from the USPTO examining attorneys
  • When to seek outside legal help with your registrations


Your conference leader for "Basic Nonprofit Trademark and Copyright Registrations: Understand What Content to Trademark and Copyright, the Basic Registration Process, and if You Need Outside Legal Counsel" is Sandra (Sandy) Pfau Englund. Ms. Englund has provided legal counsel to nonprofit groups for over 20 years. Sandy is founder of RENOSI, Inc., a company that helps nonprofit groups manage the growing federal and state filing requirements necessary to obtain, and maintain, tax-exempt status. She also founded Parent Booster USA, a nonprofit providing help to school support organizations/booster clubs. She is the industry thought leader on issues related to tax-exempt status and compliance, and financial and fundraising transparency. Ms. Englund began her career with a Washington, D.C-based law firm where she represented tax-exempt status, grants and expenditure responsibility, and private foundation rules and regulations. Ms. Englund is a sought-after subject matter expert and has been quoted by NBC’s TODAY show and in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, among others. She is published and speaks throughout the country on issues relating to nonprofit, tax exempt organizations. She earned her law degree and a master’s in public administration from George Washington University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Eastern Michigan University, from which she was named Outstanding Young Alumnae.

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