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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.


The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte has a Patent and Trademark Resource Center to give entrepreneurs and investors the assistance they need with their patent and trademark search and application process. Work with the highly trained staff at Atkins Library, and start the patent and trademark process now! You may also contact their Patent and Trademark Representative, Beth Scarborough, directly at 704-687-0496 or email her at Beth.Scarborough@uncc.edu.

You have an invention; what’s next? The SBTDC’s Intellectual Property Guide helps small businesses and inventors develop their inventions and maintain intellectual property rights. Get your questions answered 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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