In this cost-free virtual information series, Professor Garon helps small business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups develop the skills and knowledge needed to utilize patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and publicity rights to help sustain and promote their businesses. Participants may attend any or all sessions at no cost.
These Sessions are based on Professor Garon’s text, The Entrepreneur’s Intellectual Property & Business Handbook (2d Ed. 2018), which is provided for free in electronic form. Participants can attend any or all of the sessions.
This session provides an overview of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and publicity rights as they apply in the small and emerging business sector. While all five areas of intellectual property are briefly discussed, the emphasis focuses on the use of trademark, trade secret, and copyright which are a much lower-cost alternative than patents to create and maintain exclusive business strategies that help the enterprise succeed in the competitive business environment.
Professor Jon M. Garon
Director, Intellectual Property,
Cybersecurity, and Technology
Law program at Nova
Shepard Broad College of Law
300 Foxcroft Avenue, Suite 201
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Combined with her strong work ethic of integrity and excellence, she is committed to the success of individuals and businesses.
Carol holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor’s in Business Education. She served as the Executive Director of the Region 9 Planning and Development Counsel from 2006-2013. She is currently employed as a full-time professor in the College of Business at Shepherd University and a part-time business coach for the WV Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the Eastern Panhandle.