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Learn about intellectual property protection from the experts

Join us on from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Johnson Center at Cleary University for the November LegUP! meeting. Panelists include patent and trademark attorneys Elizabeth Brock and Jennifer Woodside Wojtala from Harness Dickey, and Stephen Mahan from Quinn Law Group, PLLC.

Their presentation will include good and bad examples of trademark and patent requests, how to get a trademark or a patent, reasonable expectations for patents and more. Come to network, learn and grow your business.

There will be a cash bar and light refreshments.

Don’t forget to put the next LegUP! events on your calendar:

• Dec. 10, 2014: David Castlegrant of David Castlegrant & Associates, An Entrepreneur’s Story

• Jan. 14, 2015: Charlie Penner from the US Small Business Development Center, Crowdfunding for Small Businesses

LegUP! is a collaborative effort of the Howell, Brighton and Hartland chambers of commerce, Cleary University, Livingston County SBTDC, SCORE and the Livingston County libraries.The group brings together entrepreneurs monthly for educational, networking and resource opportunities.

The Johnson Center is located at 3750 Cleary Drive in Howell. For more information, contact Pat Convery, President of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, at 517.546.3920 or

There is no cost to attend, and free parking is available.

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