Recipes for Restaurant Success | IP Primer

November 18, 2014

Recipes Invitation 2014

Intellectual Property - Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets, Oh My!

As you grow your restaurant business, are you protecting your intellectual property? IP not only distinguishes you from competitors, but it is an asset to your business. IP is tricky, with so many unknowns such as how do you know when you need representation or when has an infringement been committed?

Attorneys from Taylor English’s Intellectual Property practice group will give you a primer on what you need to know about IP for restaurants, including:

- Trademarking your name and logo, including clearance issues

- Copyright issues with recipes

- Watch services for possible infringing uses

- Trade dress registrations for distinctive concepts in decoration

- Copyright for architectural designs

- Patent issues that may arise with third party solutions, such as point of sale systems.

- Non-Practicing Entity (NPE) lawsuits

We want your questions! In advance of the event, please submit any topics or issues you would like for the panel to address to Michele Stumpe at

Featured Speakers

Scott Creasman handles intellectual property and technology litigation, and business matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and false advertising. A significant portion of his practice involves the prosecution of trademarks and copyrights.

Jeff Kuester handles all types of intellectual property issues, including litigation, preparation and counseling. Mr. Kuester currently serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia for intellectual property matters and is also an Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Georgia State University College of Law

Coby Nixon's practice includes all areas of intellectual property litigation and counseling with particular emphasis on patent infringement litigation. Mr. Nixon's patent litigation experience includes cases in federal district court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission

Seth Trimble is a member of Taylor English's Intellectual Property group, where he assists in intellectual property licensing, litigation, and prosecution, with a special focus on patents and trademarks. Mr. Trimble has past experience in computer systems and programming.

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