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Patent and Trademark Information: Overview

Learn about copyright, patents, and trademarks.

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Ready to start the patent or trademark application process, or just exploring the possibility?  Either way, your first step will be to conduct a patent or trademark search in order to see if someone has previously patented your invention idea or registered your trademark.  

Intellectual property searches can be time consuming and complicated.  Consider searching the U.S. Patent and Trademark databases and other resources to get started. 

What is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center?

As of December 31, 2022, Mesa County Libraries is no longer a Patent and Trademark Resource Center.  We hope this guide is helpful and if you have questions, contact us in person or by phone at 970-243-4442 during regular hours at the Central Library.