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LIS 526: Government Publications (Patents & Trademarks) - Autumn 2019: Patent & Trademark Resource Center Program

Patent & Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs)

What is the Patent & Trademark Resource Center Program (PTRCP)?        

PDL = Patent Depository Library   PTDL=Patent & Trademark Depository Library   PTRC = Patent & Trademark Resource Center

PTRC Services and Resources

  • The Challenge of PTRC Patrons
    • Beware the unauthorized practice of law!
  • Access to patent & trademark materials and search tools, including resources on the USPTO website
  • Expertise:  Technical assistance at the Information Desk (during reference and research assistance hours).  Also via phone, email, QuestionPoint, website, LibGuide, instruction sessions.
  • We don't do patent or trademark searches!



While the Library reference service staff is happy to provide assistance with your search, we cannot perform searches, evaluate searches, assist with your application or dispense legal advice.

The University of Washington and its employees are providing a service of an informational nature with no express or implied warranty for results and assume no obligation or liability for damage arising out of the use, or inability to use, the information provided.  Every effort is made to keep this information up to date. However, errors and omissions may occur.

For the most up-to-date information or legal advice, please contact a patent or trademark attorney.