September 2010 Meeting - On your mark, get set...trademark

  • 08 Sep 2010
  • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Ronald McDonald House - 1315 Barbara Jordan Boulevard
  • 12


  • Members of the Austin Chapter of AWC
  • Members of Freelance Austin
  • Freelance Austin Meeting Attendee

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Anthony ChoueifatiOn your mark, get set … trademark

Are you or a client contemplating a trademark or copyright for a product? Unsure if you have permission to use a "creative commons" image on Flickr? Or are you considering becoming an LLC?

Austin business attorney Anthony Choueifati of The Choueifati Law Firm, PLLC will answer these questions and more at the September meeting. In this session you will learn:

  • The benefits of trademark/copyrighting
  • Specific trademark/copyright concerns pertinent to the graphics industry
  • And trends in trademark/copyright law.

He’ll also give an overview of the various legal entities for entrepreneurs, such as LLC, corporation and sole proprietorship.

Anthony Choueifati was born in Houston, attended the University of Texas at Austin, and graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston. Anthony comes from an entrepreneurial background; both of his parents are entrepreneurs, and Anthony was a young entrepreneur, starting and operating two of businesses during high school. Not wanting to stay away from Austin too long, Anthony moved back to Austin upon graduation from law school. Recognizing that Austin was primarily an entrepreneurial town, Anthony in 2005 started The Choueifati Law Firm, PLLC, with the intent of providing quality business legal services and legal representation to small and midsize businesses at an affordable price. When not working, Anthony likes to sail, network within the business community, and teach as an associate professor of business law at National American University.

We encourage you to register for Anthony's program via the website as space at the Ronald McDonald House is limited.

Ronald McDonald House
1315 Barbara Jordan Boulevard
Austin, TX  78723

Free parking is available on the East side of the building.

Please press the buzzer at the front door to get into the RM House, then go to the 4th floor. House staff asks that attendees not stop the staff in the office to ask where the meeting is being held. 

AWC members and those who paid for FA membership through October are free; All others pay either $5.00 per meeting or $35 for a year's worth of programs - a $25 savings!.

/ NETWORKING: 12:15 p.m. 
Note: Arrive at noon if you want to eat. 

We encourage you to bring your own lunch. There are a lot of great restaurants in the Mueller complex.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.


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