Legal Resources


Court Links

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

National and Regional Patent and Trademark Offices

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

United States Copyright Office

European Patent Office (EPO)

The Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO)

File Inspections and Registers for Patent Information

European Patent Office Register

Espacenet Database

United Kingdom Patents Register

United States File Inspection

German Patent Register

Patent And Trademark Search Tool Links

IBM Intellectual Property Network

USPTO Patent Full-Text Database – Boolean Search

USPTO Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR)

Trilateral Search Service

EPO Search Service

Intellectual Property Digital Library

Article One Partners

Trademark Law Links

The Lanham Act

Title 37 C.F.R. (Trademark)

Copyright Law Links

Copyright Law, Title 17 of U.S.C.

Copyright Rules, Title 37 C.F.R

Patent Law Links

Patent Code, Title 35 of U.S.C.

Patent Rules, Title 37 of C.F.R.

MPEP (Manual of Patent Examiner’s Procedure)

IP Portals



IP and Legal Associations

AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association)

IPO (Intellectual Property Owners Association)

LES (Licensing Executive’s Society)

INTA (International Trademark Association)

ABA (American Bar Association)

IPLAC (Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago)

International Materials

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and Administrative Instructions

International Trade Commission

Other National Offices

Australia – Intellectual Property Australia

Brazil – Brazilian Industrial Property Office

Canada – Canadian Intellectual Property Office

China – State Intellectual Property Office of China

France – Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle

Germany – German Patent and Trade Mark Office

Hong Kong – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Intellectual Property Department

India – Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks

Irish Patent Office

Italy – Italian Patent and Trade Mark Office

Japan – Japanese Patent Office

Korea – Korean Industrial Property Office

Mexico – Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial

Russia – Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks (ROSPATENT)

Singapore – Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Slovak Republic – Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic

Spain – Oficina Espanola de Patentes y Marcas

Switzerland – Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

Taiwan – Chinese Taipei Intellectual Property Office

United Kingdom Patent Office

United States of America – United States Patent and Trademark Office


Carl’s EFS-Web resource

USPTO Training Schedule

USPTO Quick Start Guide




USPTO EFS-Web Tools Page

USPTO Tutorial on PDF creation for EFS-Web

USPTO General Rules for Document Indexing

USPTO PDF Guidelines

USPTO Job Codes

USPTO How to Instal Job Codes

USPTO Fillable Forms for EFS

USPTO EFS Sandbox – Try Before You File

USPTO EFS Legal Framework

USPTO Other Tutorials

International Organizations

Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)

European Patent Office (EPO)

European Union – Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) (for European Community Trade Marks)

World Wide – World Intellectual Property Organization

General Information


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