Updated on: March 31, 2017

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.

UNC Charlotte is committed to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. Part of its vision is to create meaningful collaboratios among university, business, and community leaders to address economic development issues and opportunities within the region. The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte offers public access and services to community patrons on a wide variety of topics. Among those services is our Patent and Trademark Resource Center.

Business entrepeneurs and investors may obtain assistance with their patent and trademark search and application process by our specially trained research staff. Patent searching can also help patrons learn and track the latest technological developments of particular companies.

For more information, visit http://guides.library.uncc.edu/patents or http://library.uncc.edu. You may also contact our Patent and Trademark Representative, Beth Scarborough, at 704-687-0496.

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.

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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