After a one-year pilot, ECOSS is ready to invest and expand its Municipal Stormwater Permit training programs. We are requesting expertise to provide Intellectual Property guidance on the ongoing development of training materials created with a consultant and the potential of future residuals and trademarking.
ECOSS is in the process of developing course curricula for 10+ classes related to Municipal Stormwater Permit management. We plan to offer 36 training opportunities to municipalities throughout the state in 2017. We have been offering courses in Industrial Stormwater Permit management for the past five years and recognize a need and demand on the municipal side.
We lack clarity on how to protect these materials, what ownership looks like when developed in partnership with a consultant and how to address the question of residuals.