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Patents and Trademarks

Provides an introduction to patents, how to search for patents, & basic information on trademarks.

This guide is for general information purposes only 

Do you have questions about obtaining a patent or trademark?

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For UF Faculty, Students & Staff 
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For Florida Residents
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's Resources for Florida or Inventors Assistance Center 

What is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?

Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), a nationwide network of libraries that are designated to disseminate patent and trademark information and to support the diverse intellectual property needs of the public.

Where are the Patent and Trademark Resource Centers in Florida?

John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida*

 Broward County Main Library

Miami-Dade Public Library System - Main Library

*Offers online consultations

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