SAVE THE DATE!
Our Rocky Mountain Regional and USPTO have some great virtual workshop series via WebEx over the next few months that are FREE and open to the public. If interested please visit: Rocky Mountain Region Events. For more information, contact Jessica Pierpoint.
Learn from Amy Cotton, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy, about the USPTO’s register protection initiatives, including:
This session will be useful for:
Join us for this free virtual panel, where you will:
Hope Shimabuku, Director of the USPTO's Texas Regional Office will be moderator. Panelist include:
Looking at international intellectual property protection, well look no further. Since July 1, 2021, China has passed and implemented a variety of IP-related measures. This one-hour program will provide an opportunity for IP attorneys, businesses, inventors, and other IP stakeholders to access a unique and concise source of information.
Just starting out and want to learn more about Intellectual Property, check out this once a month repeat session Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Learn about IP basics and helpful resources (happening Oct 7, Nov 2, and Dec 2).
Welcome to the research guide for patents, trademarks & copyright.
Wichita State University Libraries is one of 84 U.S. Patent and Trademark Research Centers (PTRCs) in the country and the only PTRC in Kansas. Since receiving this designation in 1991, we have received copies of U.S. patents and a variety of patent and trademark searching tools in both print and electronic formats, as well as extensive training in providing patent and trademark research assistance. The Library is open to the public, and we assist with preliminary patent and trademark research by appointment at no charge.
PTRC library staff are trained to use search tools to access patent and trademark information and offer assistance with various patent, trademark, and copyright consultation questions. Please note that we cannot perform patent or trademark searches for individuals and cannot give legal advice. For legal advice, please contact a registered patent attorney or agent. More specialized questions should be directed to the USPTO. Please contact Jessica Pierpoint for more information or to schedule an appointment.
What we offer:
Location and Hours:
PTRC librarians are typically available from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
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