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Patent & Trademark Resource Center

Located at the Hawaii State Library, this center offers support related to patents, trademarks and copyright issues. Resources and services offered:

  • One computer dedicated to patent and trademark searching
  • Specialized reference services
  • Training on preliminary patent search
  • Intellectual property seminars
  • Free access to patent and trademark databases, including PubEAST and PubWEST
  • Collection of full-color plant patents in print
  • Collection of books on intellectual property

Location:

Hawaii State Library, Federal Documents Section, 2nd Floor
478 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-586-3477

Email: ohsfed@librarieshawaii.org

Hours: 

Monday & Wednesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 8 PM

View the Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) Brochure for basic planning and searching.

Past Seminars

The table below contains a full list of presentations and videos of past HiSTEP seminars. You can view the presentations at your own pace. Just click on the link, register your name and company, and you can watch the video according to your schedule. We suggest you begin with these seminars:

  1. HiSTEP Kick-Off (video length: 1 hour)
  2. Export University 101 (video length: 4 hours)
  3. Scaling Up Operations in order to Export (video length: 2 hours)
  4. Using Trade Shows to Expand Overseas (video length: 2 hours)

SeminarPresentation/Video
Oahu HiSTEP Kick-Off

Description: This is an introduction to the HiSTEP program.

2019
2019 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar

2018
2018 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar

2017
2017 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar
Export University 101

Description: A comprehensive training seminar that will help you learn the nuts and bolts of exporting while developing a global strategy for your business.

2019
2019 Export University 101

2018
2018 Export University 101

2017
2017 Export University 101
Cultural Topics

Description: In doing business internationally, culture is king. Learn how to understand the business culture of key markets like China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and others. Also learn the keys to understanding a country’s culture and how it relates to doing business there.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Cultural Topics
Scaling Up Operations in order to Export

Description: As Hawaii companies expand into global markets, attention needs to be paid to meeting increased orders (manufacturing) and establishing procedures to service customers overseas. Learn what to do when your business receives a large order and needs to ramp up your production capabilities.

2019
2019 Scaling up Operations

2018
2018 Scaling up Operations

2017
2017 Scaling up Operations
Financing for Export

Description: Learn all about export financing, including common methods of payment, export credit insurance, U.S. government financing programs, and more.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Financing for Export
Protecting Your Brand: Intellectual Property and Trademarks

Description: In this seminar, learn all about protecting your business’s intellectual property, and how to leverage international agreements to protect your IP around the world.

2019
2019 Protecting Your Brand When Exporting

2018
2018 Intellectual Property and Trademarks

2017
N/A
Marketing for Export

Description: Learn how to market your products effectively in international markets and how to connect with the right buyers or partners.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Marketing for Export
Legal Considerations

Description: Learn about key legal considerations as you engage your business with new partners or overseas markets. Topics covered may include: contracts, export documentation, export licenses, foreign corrupt practices act, protecting intellectual property, and regulations. 

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Legal Considerations
E-Commerce Solutions

Leverage inexpensive technology to improve your online sales, marketing, shipping, and payments from overseas buyers.

2019
2019 E-Commerce Solutions

2018
2018 E-Commerce Solutions

2017
N/A
Using Trade Shows to Expand Overseas

Description: Learn how to prepare for the Tokyo International Gift Show and how to convert promising new contacts into sales. Also included: proper business etiquette, understanding Japanese regulations, marketing, and building relationships. 

2019
2019 Trade Shows

2018
2018 Trade Shows

2017
2017 Trade Shows
Exporting of Services

Description: Service providers, such as architects, consultants, and engineering firms, have different needs when it comes to exporting their services. In this seminar, we cover the basics of selling your services in foreign countries.

2018
2018 Exporting of Services

2017
N/A
Logistics and Shipping from Hawaii to Overseas Markets

Description: Learn about how to get your product from Point A to Point B, and each of the places in between. The seminar will cover international shipping, packaging, insurance, logistics providers, dealing with customs, and more.

2019
2019 Logistics

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Logistics
Marketing in Japan

Description: Learn specific marketing strategies for promoting your brand and driving sales in Hawaii’s #1 export market – Japan! The program will include how to leverage social media.

2018
2018 Marketing in Japan

2017
2017 Marketing in Japan
Marketing in Korea

Korea is the second largest export market in Asia for Hawaii products and is growing. Likewise, visitors to the islands from Korea increases year-on-year. In this seminar, we will introduce the fundamentals of marketing to this important export market. Producers of products and services alike will find useful information about Korea from our panel of experts, including a former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea.

2019
2019 Marketing in Korea
Exporting to Taiwan

Description: Taiwan has a population of 23.5 million and following a period of stable economic growth, U.S. goods and services more attractive than ever to Taiwan buyers. Learn about opportunities for Hawaii businesses in Taiwan.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Exporting to Taiwan
Exporting to Canada

Description: Learn about the exciting prospects for Hawaii companies in the Canadian market. Hear about the best opportunities for Hawaii businesses, how to do business effectively, avoid common pitfalls, and connect with the best partners and buyers in key sub-markets in Canada.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Exporting to Canada

 

Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration

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