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.
Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Trade Secrets: Join the Central Piedmont Small Business Center for their course on trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets. Register now, and learn the steps you should take to protect your idea and stay out of infringement trouble!
New Product Idea – From Concept to Commercialization: You think that your new product or service will be a hit, but what will customers think? The Central Piedmont Small Business Center offers a class called “New Product Idea: From Concept to Commercialization,” which is taught by invention expert Louis Foreman. In it, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions for designing, developing and protecting your new product idea, as well as everything you need to know when taking it to the marketplace. Click here for details and registration.
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.