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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.


Through UNC Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library, business entrepreneurs and investors have access to the Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Work with their specially trained research staff, and get the help you need with your patent and trademark search and application process. Visit the Atkins Library online for more information, or contact Patent and Trademark Representative, Beth Scarborough, at 704-687-0496 or email her at Beth.Scarborough@uncc.edu.

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights, oh my! The SBTDC has created a guide to help small businesses and inventors develop their inventions and maintain intellectual property rights. Access it here!

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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