Intellectual Property Roundtable, 2/28/2017

Prospera Business Network and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) present:

Trademarks and Domains Round Table
with Toni Tease, P.L.L.C.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

11:30am to 1:00pm

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Conference Room
2310 University Way, Bldg. 2, Bozeman
From Kagy turn south onto 7th Ave.
Park in the first lot and follow signs to Building 2.

Cost: includes lunch
$25 for Prospera Members
$40 for Non-members

>> CLICK HERE to register

Registration required by February 21.


  • When and how to conduct an informal trademark search
  • When it makes sense to seek legal advice and/or a formal trademark search
  • When you should register your word mark and/or logo
  • Trademark filing timing and strategies
  • How to respond to a trademark cease and desist letter
  • Special considerations pertaining to domain name use and registration
  • When to seek advice concerning your invention and when to file for a patent
  • What kinds of things are protected by copyright and when it makes sense to register them


Antoinette (Toni) Tease is a registered patent attorney who practices in the areas of intellectual property and technology law. Before forming her own law firm in 2003, Ms. Tease was General Counsel for Rocky Mountain Technology Group, Inc., a software development company with its worldwide headquarters in Billings, Montana. From 1995 to 2001, Ms. Tease was a member of the law firm of Crowley, Haughey, Hanson, Toole & Deitrich, P.L.L.P., the region’s largest law firm, where she represented clients in both high-tech and traditional industries in intellectual property matters. While at Crowley, Ms. Tease was a partner and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. Before moving to Montana in 1995, Ms. Tease practiced with the law firms of Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C., and Shearman & Sterling in New York City. After graduation from law school in 1990, Ms. Tease clerked for United States District Judge David A. Ezra in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ms. Tease attended law school at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Connecticut Law Review, and where she graduated with High Honors in the top 3% of her class. Ms. Tease obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, where she majored in Economics.

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