Trademarks and Copyrights


Intellectual Property on a Budget (Webinar)

October 2018

Yes, your nonprofit has valuable Intellectual Property (even if you don’t think so)!

Nonprofit organizations sometimes overlook one of their most valuable assets—their Intellectual Property. Even nonprofits with limited budgets can take steps to protect their images, marks, products, and reputations.  View this webinar to learn about:

  • Why Intellectual Property matters for nonprofits

  • Basics for nonprofits on trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and a dash of patents

  • Tips to protect your IP for cheap (or free!)

View video. (1 hour)​

Frequently Asked Questions about Trademarks and Service Marks
Revised November 2009
This article describes how trademarks and service marks can protect a nonprofit organization's right to use a particular name or logo. It also outlines the process of applying for and maintaining trademark and service mark registration.  Reprinted with permission of Pro Bono Partnership, Inc.  Read article.
Auditing the Nonprofit Website
Revised December 2010
This article explains why a nonprofit's website should be reviewed by a lawyer and provides important advice for any nonprofit that hosts a website. Reprinted with permission of Pro Bono Partnership, Inc.  Read article.


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