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By Richard Gearhart
Founding Partner


Cease and Desist: How to Stop Third Parties from Infringing Your Patent and Trademark!

This presentation will explore the various practical and cost efficient methods entrepreneurs use to stop others from infringing their Intellectual Property. Hear directly from two companies, one who successfully stops others from infringing on his well-established Brand and another who uses various tools to stop infringers of her patent on Amazon. This presentation will educate and empower entrepreneurs and companies on what other options are available to ensure your IP is not being used without your authorization.

Presented by the Entrepreneurial Strategy Series and Gearhart Law on August 31, 2023


John Houseal is the founder of GIVN® Goods – a Certified B-Corporation® dedicated to helping the everyday consumer be their best selves: physically, mentally, and spiritually. GIVN® has been recognized as a Best for the World Honoree by B Labs; and to date, sales of GIVN® water and consumers have provided over 12 million days of clean water to people in need around the world. John is also an accomplished executive and currently leads payments product development for InComm Payments following their acquisition of Linq3 Technologies where he served as Chief Product Officer. John has over 20 years of experience and insights as an executive, entrepreneur, and advisor across a wide range of industries including consumer products, financial technology, healthcare, and public health. Read more at:

Sherrill Mosee is the Inventor and Designer of MinkeeBlue. Sherrill set out to solve a problem she calls, the ‘overload bag syndrome’. Like many women, Sherrill carried two or three bags to work—a purse, laptop bag, lunch bag, and sometimes shoes in her purse. She wanted to create an organizational fashion bag for busy women whose role changed throughout the day—from an executive to fitness enthusiast, daily commuter, and mom. MinkeeBlue is her solution! Mosee put her degree in engineering to work and came up with the patented MinkeeBlue design. She describes MinkeeBlue as a reflection of “who we are” and “what we do” in our daily lives – “Your day is in the Bag”, says Mosee. Read more at:

David Postolski, Esq. from Gearhart Law is our Event Moderator. This event is sponsored by Gearhart Law, a full service Intellectual Property firm specializing in Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law domestically and globally. We serve inventors, entrepreneurs, and established businesses. We can help you strategize and build your IP portfolio based on your business needs. Call us for a free consultation at 908-273-0700 or contact us through: .

About the Author
Richard Gearhart, Esq. is the founder of Gearhart Law and the host of a weekly radio show for entrepreneurs called “Passage to Profit”. He has built a firm with an international presence that helps entrepreneurs from around the world with their patent, trademark and copyright needs. Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in the writing and prosecution of hundreds of patents, and in all aspects of Intellectual Property law. In 2022, Richard was recognized by ROI New Jersey as a 2022 ROI Influencer in the Law List category for being one of the best of the best in New Jersey for intellectual property law. Gearhart Law emerged from Richard’s passion for entrepreneurship and startups and his belief that entrepreneurship grows the economy and creates jobs. When we started Gearhart Law, our goal was to help and support the new business ventures of 500 entrepreneurs and inventors. After 12 years, the firm has far surpassed this goal; today, we look forward to helping even more inventors and entrepreneurs get off to a great start and reach their own goals.