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Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH is a non-profit, professional computer graphics organization serving the Washington metropolitan area. Our mission is to foster the synthesis of art and technology while promoting and educating the computer graphics and interactive media community through the exchange of printed and electronic information and innovative ideas. We are a volunteer organization that relies on its members to provide unique resources for the benefit of those interested in the field of computer graphics and interactive media and techniques.
Our volunteers present a variety of meetings, panel discussions, site visits, conferences, workshops and publications for our members. We welcome individuals representing such diverse digital communities as:

•Fine and applied arts
•Research and development
•Electronic production
Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH values the cross-disciplinary nature of our members. We invite you to join with us in pursuing this collaborative mission.

Upcoming events (1)

(Online) Jason Lott – Trademark Basics for the Graphics Community

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The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present Jason Lott, Managing Attorney for Trademarks Customer Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Join us for a discussion about what members of the graphics community should know about trademarks. We’ll discuss what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process. We’ll also talk about why it’s so important for any business to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable. We’ll close out the discussion with a question-and-answer session and direct you to free resources from the USPTO.

The USPTO is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. Under this system of protection, American industry has flourished. New products have been invented, new uses for old ones discovered, and employment opportunities created for millions of Americans. The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy depends directly on effective mechanisms that protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. The USPTO is at the cutting edge of the nation's technological progress and achievement.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided 5 minutes prior to the presentation to all those who have responded to the announcement on our MeetUp. The link will also be visible to those who RSVP. Those who do not RSVP to the MeetUp announcement will not receive the link to the meeting.

Please join us on Thursday, March 30, from 7pm to 9pm EDT online to learn more about how to protect your brand name, slogan, logo, and other trademarks.
Biography – Jason Lott
Jason Lott is the Managing Attorney for Trademarks Customer Outreach at the USPTO where he specializes in helping small business owners understand trademarks and the federal trademark registration process. He conceptualizes and delivers educational content using live presentations, creative videos, and other multimedia platforms. He also presents to experienced practitioners on advanced trademark topics, providing them the tools and expertise to better serve their clients. Jason began his career at the USPTO in 2000 as a trademark examining attorney.
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Past events (132)

(Online) Daniel Zeballos – Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve

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