Intellectual Property Rights: It’s Your Business

How to protect your intellectual property as you develop and grow your business. With the increasing digital exposure and venues in which to communicate with your relevant audience, knowing what you can – and can’t – use is increasingly important.

This month Roger H. Bora, parner at Thompson Hines Law Firm joins us and discusses what we need to know about technology and intellectual property. A “must attend” for anyone involved with creating/sharing original content and representing a personal or corporate brand online.

Roger H. Bora is a member in Thompson Hine’s Dayton office and of the firm’s technology and intellectual property group. Roger assists businesses of all sizes with identifying, protecting, enforcing and exploiting their intellectual property rights. Before entering private practice, he was a trademark attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and an intern at the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board under the direction of now Chief Judge Gerard Rogers. Before entering the legal profession, Roger had ten years of business, marketing and management experience, which gives him a unique business perspective when working with clients and handling their matters.

Roger’s practice includes counseling clients on all aspects of U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws, including trademark selection, trademark availability opinions, federal and state trademark registration, intellectual property enforcement, intellectual property litigation, licensing, settlement agreements, contracts, trade dress packaging and configuration design, advertising and branding laws and Internet-related issues, including domain names and social media. He also has extensive experience in managing domestic and international trademark portfolios and counseling clients on complex global trademark selection and application filing strategies. Roger represents clients before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in trademark registration opposition and cancellation proceedings, international trademark litigation proceedings and assists with federal litigation involving intellectual property rights.

Roger is admitted to practice in Ohio, Maine and Maryland.

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