Patents - (Utility, Design, or Plant) protect inventions and improvements to existing inventions.
More information on patents.
Trademark - is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
More information on trademarks.
Copyrights - protect the expression of ideas in literary, artistic and musical works.
- United States Copyright Office
- Copyright and Fair Use - Stanford University Libraries
- Copyright Renewal Database - Stanford University Libraries
- Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance - Copyright Clearance Center
- Copyright Advisory Office - Columbia University
University of Texas copyright links:
- Copyright Policy - UT System policy on copying copyrighted materials.
- Copyright Crash Course
- Library Web Material Usage
- Copyright Restrictions
The U.S. Patent Office maintains a list of Related Web Sites that provides links to other U.S. Government Web sites, intellectual property offices in other countries, the Trilateral Web site (EPO, JPO, USPTO), and other sites of interest.