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Copyright, Trademarks, Patents

Copyright Office. A copyright protects an original artistic or literary work. Most filing is now done online. Find out if a work is already copyrighted

Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright & Educational Fair Use.

Basic Facts About Trademarks. Covers trademarks and service marks. A trademark identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product. Find out if a mark is already registered.

General Information Concerning Patents. A patent protects an invention. Quick search for a patent. The designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center for Georgia is located at Georgia Tech Library, and training is regularly offered there.

The Ivan Allen Jr. Reference Department on the second floor of Central Library downtown has copyright forms for photocopying. Its U.S. Government Depository collection also houses the bound Index to Patents back to 1920 and the Index to Trademarks back to 1927.

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