The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) American Job Center offers no cost legal assistance to entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, whether launching a startup or growing an existing enterprise.
A recent addition to SLATE's lineup of legal issues workshops, Intellectual Property, is designed to protect small business owners from mistakes that can result from mishandling intellectual property laws.
The first Intellectual Property workshop is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., at SLATE, 1520 Market Street, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103.
Taught by experienced business attorneys from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri at absolutely no charge for dislocated workers, this workshop will discuss the importance of copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents as they relate to small businesses, examine methods for protecting innovation in the U.S., and avoiding disputes related to others' intellectual property, particularly in connection with web sites and social media.
Legal Clinics such as this are made possible through the Entrepreneurs' Business Legal Assistance Program (EBLAP) - a partnership between SLATE, the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC), Small Business Empowerment Centers (SBEC) and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM). The program primarily serves dislocated or laid off workers from the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.
Watch for a complete EBLAP Calendar of Workshops to be posted soon on SLATE's website at www.stlworks.com. For more information and to register, please contact Tiffany Todd, at (314) 657-3547.
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment