Sunday, February 10, 2019

US Copyright Office visiting #Detroit Feb 21-20 - Authors and Writers: Learn valuable information on copyrights & more #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

by Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Date And Time

Wed, February 20, 2019

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

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Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

300 River Place Drive

Suite 2900

Detroit, MI 48207



Authors and writers: Learn valuable copyright basics.

Authors, scribes, writers, and wordsmiths, you can't afford to ignore copyrights. Come and learn how copyrights play a role in your life, and how to protect your original works of authorship. Gain an understanding of how copyrights can add value to and protect your works while avoiding costly mistakes.

Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, Karyn A. Temple, will speak about on the importance of copyright for authors. Senior Copyright Counsel David Carson of the USPTO's Office of Policy and International Affairs will share valuable insights on copyright and the online marketplace. Also, a local authors forum will provide a platform where local authors share about their writings including providing tips for aspiring writers who are interested in sharing their story.

Submit your copyright questions prior to the event to or call 313-446-4800 for more information.

Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, adjacent to our building. Guests must state they are visiting the USPTO. View more parking information. The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 313-446-4800 or email


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