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Entrepreneurship Research Series

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Resources

Intellectual Property Basics

Workshop Description: Inventions, designs, original works of authorship, and trade secrets can provide you with economic benefits. Learn the basics of intellectual property protection.

Patent Basics for New Inventors

Workshop Description: This workshop will introduce new inventors to types of patents and applications, patent eligibility, parts of a patent, how to find free legal assistance, patent searching, and more.

Trademark Basics: Protect Your Business Name

Workshop DescriptionDiscover the difference between a trademark, service mark, and registered mark. Then, learn how to search for existing marks and logos and walk through the online trademark application process.

Copyright Basics

Workshop DescriptionLearn about what kind of creative works can be protected by copyright, how to register a copyrighted work, and best practices for using others' copyrighted work.

NOTE: All library events are currently suspended, however WSU Libraries is committed to providing virtual research assistance during this time.  Below, please find the slide presentations for Spring 2020 intellectual property workshops.  All of the resources discussed in the workshop are available on the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) Library Guide.

If you have any questions related to intellectual property, please contact Jessica Torres, Information Services Research Assistant, at

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