In the last issue (June Association Meetings, page 38), we began a discussion of intellectual property issues, and the need for meeting planners to protect their copyrights and trademarks. The discussion continues in this issue. Securing Trademark Protection In the U.S., trademark rights arise when someone adopts and begins using a mark in commerce in connection with particular goods or services. Simply by being the first to use a particular trademark or service mark, one becomes the owner ...

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