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Patents and Trademarks

How to search for, use, and file patent and trademarks in the US.

About Patents and Trademarks

Both patents and trademarks are a form of intellectual property. They are combined on this one guide because they share a government office - the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

While copyright is usually the most notable form of intellectual property for students and educators, this guide provides resources for those seeking to obtain a patent or trademark, as well as those doing research on existing patents and trademarks or curious about the process as a whole.

US Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Resources

Patent Books