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Patents and Trademarks: Home

This guide links to sources related to patents, trademarks, and copyright.

Online Assistance

UPDATE: In addition to in-person consultations, the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarians are also available to meet with you virtually via Zoom or telephone to assist with any patent or trademark information needs. Please click here to schedule an online appointment!

Patent & Trademark Resource Center @ the University of Nevada, Reno

The USPTO designated the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) in 1983 to stimulate patent development, economic development, and technology transfer within Northern Nevada. The University of Nevada, Reno is currently the only PTRC in the state of Nevada. We are not legal professionals and cannot provide legal assistance or advice

  • We can provide access to resources such as PubEAST and PubWEST, examiner-based search system
  • Direct you to information and explain the application process and fee schedule
  • Demonstrate how to use search tools to conduct a patent or trademark search
  • Show you a directory of local patent attorneys who are licensed to practice before the USPTO
  • Offer classes on intellectual property (varies by location)
  • Offer assistance on how to do historical research on patents and trademarks
  • Show you how to track current research by company or nonprofit
  • Help you find assignee information and much more.
  • Here you can find a full scope of our services.

You can make a free patent or trademark information consultation with the PTRC librarian by contacting us via phone at: 775-682-5510 or by clicking here to schedule an appointment.


UPDATE: The Patent & Trademark librarians are still available to meet virtually via Zoom or telephone and we encourage you to schedule an online appointment with us!

Patent & Trademark Librarian

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