STOPfakes Roadshow - Portland, Oregon
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(GMT-07:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada)
One World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St.

The STOPfakes Roadshow delivers critically important information about intellectual property to the audience that needs it most—start-ups, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, independent creators, and inventors. The information is presented by experts from multiple government agencies that deal with intellectual property issues.

This all-day event includes presentations as well as one-on-one consultations with the various resources. Participants may also apply for Copyright and Trademark Recordation with CBP on-site

With the help of event sponsors, the cost is just $55 per person, and includes morning coffee/beverages and lunch. 

Discussion Topics & Activities include:

  • Introduction to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Protecting your Patents and Trademarks in the United States -  United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Copyright and Your Business's Creative Works:  How Copyright Impacts You - United States Copyright Office
  • CBP’s IPR Border Enforcement Regime - Intellectual Property Enforcement Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, CBP 
  • Supporting Exporters and the STOPfakes Program: Office of Standards and Intellectual Property, International Trade Administration
  • Protecting your Business from Trade Secret Theft - The Insider Threat and the Current Foreign Threat - Economic Crimes Unit-Intellectual Property Rights Threat, FBI HQ: Criminal Investigative Division
  • Putting Your IP to Work: Tools for Enforcement of IP Rights and Protecting Your Innovation 
  • One-on-One Consultations with visiting IP experts - 10 min sessions. Sign-up sheet available during morning registration and  throughout the day.
  • On-Site Help with the Recordation Process - made available by CBP staff to navigate the recordation application portal and process. Trademark recordation is $190 per international class of goods, and copyrights are $190 per application; it takes about 40 minutes.

Questions?  Contact, 503-326-3001

Contact Us
For questions or further assistance, please contact Haisum Shah at the U.S. Commercial Service in Portland, Oregon at or (503) 326 3001.

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Michelle King, Office of Standards and IP, USDOC

Intellectual Property Team Lead & Sr. International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration

National IPR Center

Charisma Hampton, Office of Policy & Intl Affairs

Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

George Thuronyi, United States Copyright Office

Deputy Director of Public Information and Education

George Thuronyi is the deputy director of the Office of Public Information and Education (PIE) at the United States Copyright Office. He was appointed to the position effective April 29, 2018.

Thuronyi assists the Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of PIE in providing authoritative information about copyright law to the public. PIE implements the Office’s communications plan, publishes comprehensive written and audiovisual materials, develops education and outreach programs, and responds to public inquiries about Office policies and practices.

Thuronyi also served as interim head of PIE from July 27, 2021, to May 7, 2022, and as acting director of PIE from December 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018. He has been with the Copyright Office since 1999, always working to educate and communicate with the public and creative community. He has served in various roles as acting chief, assistant chief, and Recordation Section head. Thuronyi was one of the agency’s early webmasters, when the internet was a new way of reaching people. He designed the first web-based copyright catalog search system that gave users easy access to millions of copyright records.

Thuronyi started his career at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). There, he was a writer-editor, publishing a book review magazine. He also wrote a book on the history of a volunteer equipment-repair program. He set up the NLS web presence and worked on Web-Braille, the world’s first full-text digital Braille distribution system.

Thuronyi is a graduate of the Library’s Leadership Development Program. He has a bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Maryland, focusing on public relations and minoring in German.

Zachery Keegan, Office of Trade, IP Enforcement

Attorney Advisor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection