January 11: Intellectual Property for the Public Relations and Marketing Professional

Learn how to secure and protect intellectual property across the spectrum of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets during this interactive presentation. Doug Lineberry will discuss areas of concern such as use of third party materials, properly securing ownership of independent contractor/artist materials, as well as educating the public relation and marketing professional on how to best protect their client’s intellectual property. Doug Lineberry Doug Lineberry  practices on the McNair intellectual property unit with a focus in intellectual property representation including patent, trademark and copyright protection. He assists clients with protecting intellectual property through patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, as well as intellectual property litigation. Lineberry has significant experience drafting and successfully prosecuting patent applications for mechanical, biological and chemical technologies. He also helps clients with establishing and protecting trademark portfolios, guarding same against improper third party use and conducting enforcement actions.   When: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11:45 AM  – 1:15 PM Where: Farm Bureau Insurance, 724 Knox Abbott Dr, Cayce, South Carolina 29033. Please park in the fenced parking lot directly behind the building across F Avenue. The main entrance to the building faces the parking lot. Dress Code: Business...

May 8: Bringing the World to South Carolina

A joint luncheon with the Columbia World Affairs Council Tourism is the number one industry in South Carolina. From the best beaches and golf courses in the world to unmatched cultural richness and history in the US, South Carolina is an attractive destination for pleasure and business, tourism and trade. Join CWAC and IABC/SC for a joint luncheon on South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s efforts to let potential visitors from around the globe know that our state is Just Right. Our guest speaker is Dolly Chewning and it’s her job to bring the world to SC. As SCPRT’s International Sales and Marketing Manager, Dolly works to influence long-haul consumers in targeted markets to purchase and experience South Carolina’s products and services. She works to create awareness of and desire for South Carolina vacations among consumers in key targeted international markets. She has been with the State Tourism Office for over 18 years. Dolly has executed well developed trade initiatives and strategies in markets such as Canada, China, Brazil, France, Italy, the UK and Benelux countries. Her direction for strategies that provide exposure to South Carolina’s tourism product serve to ensure tourism as a vital and dynamic element in the state’s economic development. The program leverages relationships with the regional marketing organization Travel South USA and the nation’s tourism promotion program Brand USA and statewide tourism partners to further strengthen its presence in targeted international markets. This increased collaboration between the state, region, and national destination marketing organizations has put South Carolina in the forefront as a vacation choice for international travelers. Having grown up with a...