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Patents and Trademarks

Your great idea starts here

Do you have an invention?  Need a trademark for your product or service?  Do you want to protect your artwork, novel or music?  

We're available to help and all of our services are free.

  • Two patent and trademark computers dedicated to searching
  • PubWest, a powerful database only available at PTRC libraries
  • Assistance and training on doing a thorough patentability search 
  • Historic materials for studying the history of technology and prior art
  • Referrals to business incubators and support organizations

The Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) is a service supported by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our knowledgeable staff will help answer your questions on patents, trademarks and copyright.


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Wednesday12pm - 8pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sunday1pm - 5pm


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