Intellectual Property & Technology Law for Startups & Emerging Companies (Free)

  • May 14, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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BOAG | LAW, PLLC will be hosting, "Intellectual Property and Technology Law for Startups and Emerging Companies".  Come enjoy a glass of wine and learn the essentials of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection, along with answers to the most common questions and practical tips for avoiding frequent missteps. Learn how the recent expansion of top-level domains might impact your business, and how to protect yourself. 

Topics will include:

•  Types of subject matter eligible for patent, trademark, and copyright protection.  

• Strategic development of an IP portfolio. 

• The process and costs for obtaining IP protection.  

• When it is safe to disclose your ideas, and how to avoid compromising your rights.  

• What investors like about (good) IP. 

• How to avoid infringing the rights of others: clearance searches and opinions.  

• What to do if you receive a notice letter or takedown notice.  

• New domain spaces and your business .

• NYC and 1000+ new domains  Strategies for navigating the new domain space 

• How to protect your company or business - cost effective manner 

• Help, someone stole my brand/name online   

• IP protection in the new domain space 

• Current Trends 

Event Host

David A. Boag is the founder of BOAG LAW, PLLC, a boutique intellectual property law practice that focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, and technology law. The firm specializes in complex technology matters and frequently counsels startup and emerging companies on their IP issues.

David has an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University at Buffalo and worked as a software developer prior to law school. 

Prior to forming the firm, David spent over ten years with Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP where he handled a wide range of intellectual property matters for a client base ranging from Fortune 100 multinational corporations to sole proprietors and inventors.  David’s experience includes patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, strategic prosecution, licensing, and dispute resolution, among many others. Visit

David Mitnick is the founder of domainSkate,an online service which allows brand owners to safeguard their business by making sure that third party infringers, scammers, and/or competitors are not using their name to confuse or deceive customers by registering identical or similar domains, or putting up fraudulent websites.

As an official Trademark Clearinghouse agent, DomainSkate informs customers of their trademark rights and protections while providing the opportunity to claim domains before being offered to the public. DomainSkate alerts companies of opportunities as new Top Level Domains are released to purchase new relevant domain names.  Visit

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WeWork provides entrepreneurs with beautiful workspace, personalized support, business services, digital tools, benefits, infrastructure, and the flexibility they need to succeed. To learn more about WeWork's 8 locations in New York City, send an email to [masked] and let them know you were referred by this event. Visit us at

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  • Ivy B.

    It was very informative. Please send me the Powerpoint presentation. Thx. Ivy

    June 26

  • David A. B.

    Many thanks to all who made it out last Wednesday! We're looking forward to hosting another event this summer and welcome any requests or feedback. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at @boagip -David

    2 · May 19, 2014

    • Tim C.

      David great job. I think this was a good discussion for people new to IP, branding, Trademarks. I would be interested in a follow up that perhaps goes into the subject deeper.

      1 · May 22, 2014

  • Vidit S.

    There was a mention of making the powerpoint available during the session. How can I get it? Thanks for such an informative session.

    1 · May 18, 2014

    • Vidit S.

      Thank You :)

      May 19, 2014

    • Jarman

      I'm sorry, but I seem to have not received the powerpoint either. Would you be able to forward it to me as well?

      May 21, 2014

  • Charlene

    Is there another one of these planned for the near future?

    May 14, 2014

    • CoInvent

      @Charlene We should have more events like this scheduled in the future. Stay tuned! - Miriam

      1 · May 15, 2014

  • Rekha K.

    Great event this evening, very informative and I learned a lot!

    May 14, 2014

  • Tinoo S.

    Great set of topics cramped in such a short session ..and I need insights on almost everyone of them..:) looking forward to it tonight !

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK, this is very confusing. In description it says: WeWork SoHo West, which is at 175 Varick Street New York, NY, 10014. Now, 25 Broadway New York, NY 10004 is WeWork Charging Bull space. Which location is it, and will it really accommodate 300 people?
    Thanks in advance for your response.

    May 14, 2014

    • CoInvent

      @InquisitiveMind Thanks for the question. WeWork has 8 locations in NYC. This location (25 Broadway, 9th Fl, New York, NY), as correctly indicated on this Meetup page, will be large enough to accommodate tomorrow's crowd. It also has a nice networking lounge area next to the bar. We will have that area set up for wine tasting. This location is in Financial District. Again, it's WeWork, 25 Broadway, 9th Fl, New York, NY. The place is also called "WeWork Charging Bull!" - Yvette

      May 14, 2014

  • Carlos D.

    1) what role do twitter hashtags play in a copyright sense? does one own a hashtag as one owns copyrights?

    2) for trademark law purposes, which digital uses are deemed adequate for a first use?

    April 24, 2014

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