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Information Links

Below are links to some commonly used external intellectual property resources.

Patent Offices

    United States Patent and Trademark Office - Acency of the US Department of Commerse established in 1802 "to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries"
  • WIPO
    World Intellectual Property Organization - Agency of the United Nations established in 1967 "to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world"
  • EPO
    European Patent Organization - International Organization established in 1977 under the European patent convention
  • JPO
    Japan Patent Office - Agency of the Japanese Minsitry of Economy, Trade, and Industry established in 1885
  • KIPO
    The Korean Intellectual Property Office - Agency under Korean Act on Establishment and Operation of Executive Agencies established in 1949

Patent Resources

  • Private PAIR
    The USPTO's web-based means of electronically viewing the status of and documents for patent applications
  • Espacenet
    The EPO's patent document search database
  • Google Patents
    Free downloadable .pdf copeis of U.S. patents dating back to 1790, with (reasonably accurate) full-text searching capability

Trademark Resources

  • OHIM
    Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market - trademark and designs registry for the internal market of the European Union 
  • TESS
    Trademark Electronic Search System - USPTO's database for searching registered marks
  • TSDR
    Trademarks Status and Document Retrieval - USPTO's system for viewing and downloading trademark application and registratrion records



USPTOThe United States Patent and Trademark Office is located in Alexandria, Virginia