It's almost February and most people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions. In all fairness, some resolutions can be difficult to stick with. If, however, one of your resolutions is to finally look into a patent for that great invention or to trademark your business's goods or services, the Denver Public Library’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center is here to help!
We can show you how to research patents, explore databases the patent examiners use, and find local, pro bono resources. If you think your business is in need of a trademark, we can discuss the differences between trademarks and servicemarks and federal versus common-law protections. We'll also show you how to search for existing marks and how to navigate the many resources available from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Intrigued? Sign up for a free, one-on-one appointment with one of our patent and trademark librarians. We have been trained at the USPTO in Virginia, and we are ready to help you get started! Set up an appointment here.
In the meantime, if you would like to explore some basic intellectual property information, check out these links:
A look at the patent process. Includes an overview of the information you will need to search for prior art and for filling out your application.
Trademark basic videos. From researching marks already in use to filing an application, these videos cover the basics.
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