Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks
The resources on this page will help you begin to understand what you need to know when it comes to copyrights, patents and trademarks.
The Department of the Secretary of State Trademarks Division registers and renews trademarks and service marks in North Carolina under the provisions of Chapter 80 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
The federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks, the USPTO website provides everything related to patents and trademarks including on-line filing.
The Institute for Entrepreneurship at CPCC periodically offers courses and seminars on taking an idea from the concept stage to development and commercialization. Visit their website to learn about their current course offerings. View current class schedule.
The Small Business & Technology Development Center has created a guide to help small businesses and inventors in the development of their inventions and in the maintenance of their intellectual property rights.
The SBA has compiled information to help businesses understand patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Inc.com provides free articles on a wide variety of business topics, and readily provides easy opportunities to “dig deeper” into subjects that are relevant to your business, including tips for protecting your trademark.
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