This research guide includes individual guides for conducting patent or trademark searches, as well as starting points for additional research, links to inventor resources, and other helpful information.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides tools for patent and trademark research to libraries throughout the country. These Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) make these tools available to the public.
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Montana Tech Library - Butte, Montana
University of Idaho College of Law Library - Boise, ID
All PTRC Locations by State
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - School of Law
Washington Pro Bono Patent Network - School of Law (Part of the USPTO Patent Pro Bono program for independent inventors and small businesses)
Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation Policy (CASRIP) - School of Law
Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship - Foster School of Business
Intellectual Property Law Research Guide - Gallagher Law Library, School of Law
U.S. Copyright Office - Library of Congress.
Information about copyrights and copyright registration. Frequently requested circulars and application forms are available at this site.
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.