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November business seminars to address intellectual property, small business legal and start-up issues

Posted October 14, 2008

In response to requests from the business community, the Pocatello and Idaho Falls offices of the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will again conduct legal clinics for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The first will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the conference room at 1651 Alvin Ricken Drive in Pocatello, with the second set for Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Idaho Innovation Center at 2300 N. Yellowstone in Idaho Falls.

There is no admission charge but reservations are required.

Lee Dillion, J.D., external programs director for the University of Idaho College of Law, will lead the programs. Topics include:

•    Intellectual property, including general concepts, trademarks and business names, copyrights, patents and licensing and franchising.

•    General business start-up issues

•    Selection of consultants

•    Entity formation issues, such as entity types, ownership and voting rights, financial obligations and rights and admission and removal of owners

•    Third party issues, such as lenders, customers and suppliers, asset leasing and purchasing, and human resources considerations

Dr. Dillion will also be available by appointment for individual consultations with Pocatello seminar attendees on November 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and with Idaho Falls attendees on November 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Dillion was engaged in a private legal practice that emphasized business organization and planning, business and real estate acquisitions, health law, and general commercial law. He is a University of Illinois graduate and received his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago.

Reservations may be made for the Pocatello seminar by calling SBDC consultant and trainer Tom Maydew at (208) 232-4921 or by e-mail to maydtom@isu.edu. Reservations for the Idaho Falls seminar may be made with SDBC administrative assistant Frosty Wilson at (208) 523-1087 or by e-mail to wilsfros@isu.edu.