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!

If you have a great idea, logo, business name or invention, you need to protect it. With the SBA’s guide to intellectual property law, you can access information to help you better understand patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Access it here!

Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Trade Secrets: Join the CPCC 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 CPCC 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.


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