Three-State Global Intellectual Property Law Symposium for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

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“How to Play on a Global Stage” Will Include Panel Discussions with Six IP Attorneys from Various Countries and USPTO/WIPO Representatives – March 30-April 1 in PA, NJ and NY - Moderated by Gearhart Law

Gearhart Law, a NJ-based firm with extensive experience in International IP Law, has organized the first annual Global Intellectual Law Symposium (GIPLS) for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses. This free, three-day, multi-market event, “How to Play on a Global Stage,” will take place March 30-April 1 in Philadelphia; Montclair, NJ; and New York City, respectively.

“The GIPLS was created for entrepreneurs and small business owners in the U.S. who want to learn about the ever-evolving role of intellectual property in their businesses, and who want to expand into foreign markets,” explained Richard Gearhart, Esq., Founder and Partner of Gearhart Law. “The symposium helps answer questions about the value of IP protection on the global stage and provides strategies for maximizing their return on investment.”

During GIPLS, a panel of intellectual property attorneys from six countries (Australia, Brazil Canada, China, Finland/EU and the U.S.) and representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will discuss the value of patents, trademarks, and copyrights in these countries and how various regions work together to protect inventors and entrepreneurs globally.

The new symposium will be held from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the following venues:

  •     March 30th at The Science Center in Philadelphia, PA
  •     March 31st at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ
  •     April 1st at Fordham University School of Law in New York, NY

The GIPLS will be moderated by Richard Gearhart, Esq., who will ask the panelists questions such as:

  •     Where should you file? When should you file? What should you file?
  •     What is the general business climate overseas for U.S. companies in 2015?
  •     How are the intellectual property laws different in each country?
  •     What are petty patents in China and what protection do they provide?
  •     How will the new laws in Canada affect U.S. companies?
  •     What is the community trademark in Australia and how does it work?

In the past, the ability to conduct business around the world has been limited mainly to large corporations with extensive resources. However, with advancements in communications and the availability of International IP Law experts, the ability to become a global player is now within reach for smaller companies. This free panel discussion addresses the IP needs of those smaller entities looking to sell their products or services overseas. Event attendees will learn about intellectual property processes, available protections and new/existing laws in various countries.

For more information or to register for the Global Intellectual Symposium visit or call (908) 273-0778. Registrants are welcome to schedule individual meetings with Gearhart Law or any of the participating panelists through the GIPLS website. Sponsorship opportunities for all three events are also offered on

About Gearhart Law

Gearhart Law is an intellectual property firm located in Summit, New Jersey specializing in patent, trademark and copyright services. The firm’s expertise lies in drafting and prosecuting international patents, trademark filings and prosecution, drafting and reviewing licenses and agreements, conducting due diligence for both investors and entrepreneurs, drafting legal opinions, patent enforcement, copyright enforcement and other legal matters related to IP. Gearhart files both domestically and internationally and has attorneys who speak multiple languages.

Gearhart Law has over 20 years of expertise in the area of consumer/industrial products and life sciences, as well as software and chemical arts. The firm’s clients range from individual entrepreneurs to global businesses.

Gearhart Law is located at 41 River Road, Summit, NJ 07901. The firm also has two satellite offices. The NY office is located at 5 Penn Plaza, NY, NY 10001 and in the PA office is located in the Science Center at The Innovation Center @ 3401, 3401 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For more information about Gearhart Law, call 908-273-0700, email hello(at)gearhartlaw(dot)com or visit our website at and our blog at

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