state_bar_of_texas_129794Inventors and entrepreneurs will learn from attorneys about pertinent patent and trademark topics at free intellectual property workshops in the Rio Grande Valley.

The full-day workshops, one in Brownsville on March 23 and one in McAllen on March 24, are geared toward underserved inventors and entrepreneurs who may just be getting ideas off the ground and starting up businesses. Volunteer lawyers and examiners will be available for one-on-one private consultations about those ideas.

The Brownsville session will be hosted at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center, 1601 Price Rd., Ste. E.

The McAllen session will be at the UTRGV Small Business Development Center, 1800 S. Main St., Ste. 1100.

The workshops are hosted by the two UTRGV centers, the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Section, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

To view the full agendas for the sessions and to register to attend, go to the Eventbrite pages for Brownsville and McAllen.