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What Creative People Should Know About Trademarks

10/11/2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How Many Times Have You Added a “TM”
To Your Copy or Logo Design Without Really
Knowing What It Means?

What’s the difference between “SM,” “TM” and ® symbols?
What legal protections does adding a “TM” provide?
Does a “TM” guarantee you own the rights to anything?

Don’t Miss This Atlanta Freelance Forum Lunch & Learn
When: Thursday, October 11, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Serendipity Labs, Alpharetta
100 North Point Center East
Alpharetta, GA  30022


If you’re like most creative freelancers, you probably know something about trademarks already. For example, the “TM” shortcut is Option 2 on a Mac.

But there’s really more to it. That little “TM” mark can help protect brand names, logos, slogans, and even product designs. It establishes your claim and serves as public notice of your intellectual property.

So what else do you need to know? Let’s have lunch and find out!

Join us for an information-packed Lunch & Learn session outside the perimeter, at Serendipity Labs inAlpharetta. This is NOT a restaurant—it’s BYOL.

 Pick up your favorite sandwich, salad, burger or whatever else you’re in the mood for and meet us at 100 North Point Center East. That’s just off North Point Parkway, near Mansell Road.

We’ll be dining al fresco, in Serendipity Lab’s outdoor patio area. Indoor space is available in case of bad weather.



Scott Raymond Maucere is the founder and managing attorney of Maucere Law Group LLC, a Chattanooga-based boutique law firm that represents businesses and entrepreneurs. He specializes in business and intellectual property matters, focusing on startup and entertainment industries. Scott practices law in Georgia as well as Tennessee.




Venus Ho is a trademark associate attorney at Maucere Law Group LLC. Her practice focuses on trademarks and other intellectual property issues. Venus received her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, and  practices law in California and Tennessee




From GA-400 North, take exit 8 and turn right onto Mansell Road. Then make the next left onto North Point Parkway. Just past Encore Parkway, turn left on North Point Center East. Park near the 100 building.

No charge for admission. Bring your own lunch. Dress: casual as always.


For more information about Freelance Forum, visit: http://freelanceforum.org/


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Serendipity Labs, Alpharetta
100 North Point Center East
Alpharetta, GA 30022 United States
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At the Freelance Forum, it's all Business Casual – until we get down to business.

No atmospheric pressure here! We network and socialize over sandwiches, spreads or pizza, catch up with new and old friends and introduce ourselves to first-time or frequent guests. Then we settle in for the night’s program and its follow-up Q&A.

Our programs always focus on running a creative business more successfully, with topics that address issues like fees, taxes, law, marketing, selling, interpersonal skills, business organization, technology and more. All to help you work smarter, faster, more efficiently and more profitably. So whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at this for a while, you get no-fluff information tailored to your needs.

So join us for a meeting. Bring your questions. Hear that hot tip or horror story. And of course, share your own!

Members: FREE
Non-members: $15
Students: $10

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