Upcoming events

    • 11 Oct 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Denver University Tuscan Ballroom Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management 2044 E Evans Ave Denver, CO 80208
    • 180


    Join our panel of some of the Denver area’s best known craft beer brands to learn about the current state of the local market, industry consolidation and start-up generation, market trends, and the operational challenges associated with meeting the demands of founders, investors, regulators and customers.


      Patrick Crawford, Co-Founder
      Dave Duffy, VP of Bus Dev
      George O’Neill, Sales Director

    • 20 Oct 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 1801 California St, London Room
    • 18


    Small and medium size businesses need to spend their IP budget wisely. This Café will provide general tips on choosing the right strategy for trademarks, patents, and copyrights. At the event you will learn:


    • Strategies on how to search, choose, and select trademarks to protect brands
    • Obligations of ownership 
    • Colorado specific issues – cannabis, beer, natural foods.

    Patent protection: 

    • Can you get a patent? 
    • Should you get a patent?


    • What are they? 
    • Benefits of Registering a Copyright?



    Chris Stanton of Merchant and Gould will be presenting.  

    Chris is an attorney at the Denver Office of Merchant & Gould. With an MBA in finance and strategy and a BS in chemical engineering, his practice covers all areas of intellectual property law with a focus on trademark, opinion work, and patent prosecution.

    Chris's philosophy to practicing IP law centers on counseling and executing an IP strategy that aligns with a client's business goals. This philosophy originates from Chris's pre-law school business experience. Chris has exposure to a variety of industries including entertainment industry, food and beverage manufacturing, building materials, and telecommunications.