Patents and Trademarks Online Resources

PATENTS

USPTO Patent booklets and Guides:
General Information Concerning Patents
Guide to Filing a Provisional Application for Patent
Guide to Filing a Utility Patent Application

USPTO Inventors & Entrepreneurs Resources
Links to patent and trademark resources, educational material and general information

USPTO Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment Tool
Tool for recommended intellectual property resources customized by a user’s answers of a series of questions

USPTO Patent Process Overview
Short 8-step overview of the patent process

USPTO Inventors Assistance Center (IAC)
Resource available to inventors to answer general questions concerning patent examining policy and procedure

USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program
Program providing free legal assistance for qualified patent applicants

USPTO Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRC)
Network of public, state and academic libraries providing patent and trademark assistance, resources and search tools throughout the US

USPTO EFS-Web Guidance and Resources
Resource providing information on using the USPTO electronic filing system

USPTO Patent Fee Schedule
Provides information and fees for USPTO products and services

TRADEMARKS

Protecting Your Trademark: Enhancing Your Rights through Federal Registration
Basic facts about trademarks

USPTO Trademark Process Overview
Short 6-step overview of trademark process

USPTO Trademark Assistance Center (TAC)
Resource available to answer general questions concerning trademark process and inquiries about the status of applications and registrations

USPTO Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRC)
Network of public, state and academic libraries providing patent and trademark assistance, resources and search tools throughout the US