Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks

Great idea!  Now, keep it yours.  The resources on this page will help you begin to understand what you need to know when it comes to copyrights, patents and trademarks.

Intellectual Property Guide: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

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.

Intellectual Property Law The SBA has compiled information to help businesses understand patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.


SBA and USDA provide low interest loans to businesses and individuals to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.

New Product Idea: From Concept to Commercialization Imagine your name behind a hot new product or service. This class, taught by invention expert Louis Foreman, gives you step-by-step instructions on defining, developing, and protecting your new product idea as well as the how to’s on taking it to the marketplace.

Additionally, CPCC offers training to help you understand Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Trade Secrets.

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