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Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights

  • Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights
    • This European Patent Office (EPO) site provides access to thirty million European documents in their original languages.
    • Easy to understand explanation and examples of intellectual property law as it relates to copyright, trademarks, and patents developed for UCLA students.
    • Local nonprofit group that can help you in your patent search

    • Basic gage for determining copyright protection for works first published in the U.S.A.  Also mentions unpublished works referenced by date of creation.  Any result showing an asterisk can be clicked for clarifying information.
    • Full text and images of granted U.S. patents from 1790 and applications from March 2001 to the present. Patents issued between 1790-1975 can only be retrieved by patent number or classification numbers.
    • Public Domain sources of electronic texts available on the Internet.
    • A private site for copyright information. The site gives examples of copyright issues involving film, art, music, sound, software, etc. See the research pamphlet on basic copyright information.
    • Read about the Inventor of Week and other interesting stuff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    • Information on copyright laws, procedures, etc..
    • Information about patents and trademarks
    • Contains names and addresses of copyright holders or contact persons for authors and artists whose archives are housed in North America and the United Kingdom.
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