On February 4th, 2021, in collaboration with Amplify Louisville, Rockridge Venture Law® hosted a virtual workshop on IP 101 for Startups.

The presentation by Kevin Christopher and Lauren Hughes provided an overview of intellectual property and what to prioritize in early stage development. Covering the 4 pillars of IP — patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets — Rockridge® attorneys surveyed the added value of IP, securing your IP rights, and creating offensive and defensive strategies for protecting your ideas.

Louisville and its surrounding region represent a critical section of the Appalachian Innovation Corridor, and Rockridge® looks forward to serving Louisville’s supercharged entrepreneurial scene in the future. In particular, Rockridge’s focused practice areas of branding, e-commerce, intellectual property, and privacy law are particularly relevant to ensure the success of Louisville’s emerging businesses.

The slide deck from the presentation can be accessed here, and a recording of the event will be available soon.


About Amplify Louisville

Amplify Louisville is a place for startups and founders to explore ideas, build solutions, launch products, and grow businesses while supercharging our local and regional entrepreneurship ecosystem.

About RVL®

Rockridge Venture Law® was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.

We’re proud to be a Real Leaders Top 150 Impact Company and B Corp Best for the World for our commitment to triple bottom line business practices. Rockridge® is also certified by 1% for the Planet for its nonprofit partnerships advancing stewardship and sustainability. RVL’s nonprofit partners in 2020 include Green|Spaces, Living Lands and Waters, Mustard Seed Ranch, and the NC State Lulu Games Social and Environmental Impact Competition. We value transparency and proudly publish our yearly impact reports.

Our pioneering environmental and social impact programs attract top-notch legal talent and assure our clients of missional alignment with their corporate values. Rockridge uniquely addresses two modern profit drivers: innovation (uptake and development), and corporate social responsibility. We’re Building Today’s Company for Tomorrow’s Economy® by leading clients through the dizzying array of information controls, by helping them to develop and monetize proprietary assets, and by enabling their impactful products, programs, and principles.

Learn about global impact and innovation leaders at Rockridge I-Suite®.

See case studies on how we’ve helped transformative companies at Rockridge Case Studies.


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