This LibGuide will help you get started with the challenging patent searching process.
Trademark, Patent, or Copyright?
United States Patent and Trademark Office. (2014). Basic Facts: Trademarks, Patent, and Copyright [video]. Available from http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-basics/trademark-patent-or-copyright
What About Fair Use?
Common Sense Education. (2014). Copyright and Fair Use Animation [video]. Available from https://youtu.be/suMza6Q8J08
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PTRC library staff are information experts trained on how to use search tools to access patent and trademark information. However, PTRC representatives are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice.