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Selling in International Markets: Protecting, Exporting, Financing Products

Protecting and financing your product in foreign markets
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210

The Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence cordially invites you to attend a special seminar about the preparation, protection and financing of your product for international trade. Benesch Law and KeyBank, two of our valued partners, will be presiding over this seminar, which will include short presentations, a panel discussion and a reception.

Learn from the legal and financial experts who will present on international patent protection, trademark protection and financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Listen and learn as they prepare you to protect your products as you launch them in foreign markets.

Alternatively, rethink your international trade strategies based on their presentations at this collaborative event geared towards small and medium-size manufacturers who are considering entering the foreign market or who are already there and need to recalibrate to secure the highest patent and trademark protection while employing sound financial decisions.

Ben Kern, Partner and Vice-chair of IP at Benesch Law, will speak about international patent protection. Thomas Kern, Partner with Benesch Law, will present about international trademark protection. Ralph Bocchino, Vice President Senior International Trade Representative, and Todd Wade, Senior Vice President Business Banking Sales Leader, will discuss financing the export of U.S. goods and services and international trade on behalf of KeyBank.

Seating is limited and registration is required for this free event at the beautiful Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.


This free event is made possible by the generosity of Benesch Law, KeyBank, Ohio Development Services Agency, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program. OSU's CDME was chosen to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The MEP program provides easy access to university researchers, facilities, equipment and students in support of small and medium sized businesses.

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