General IP Law Resources

American Bar Association (ABA)

www.abanet.org
American Intellectual Property Law (AIPLA) www.aipla.org
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) www.ipo.org
Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) www.aippi.org
U.S. International Trade Commission www.usitc.gov
Licensing Executives Society (LES) www.usa-canada.les.org
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) www.cafc.uscourts.gov
U.S. Patent Litigation Statistics www.patstats.org
Hong Kong Intellectual Property Office http://ipsearch.ipd.gov.hk/index.html
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/singapore/singapore_treaty.html
World Intellectual Property Association http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en
Patent Law Resources

Patent Law: An Overview

http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Patent
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) http://www.uspto.gov
Google Patents http://www.google.com/patents
Free Patents Search Tool http://www.freepatentsonline.com/
Delphion Patent Research Site http://www.delphion.com/
SIRCh: Chemical Patent Searching http://www.indiana.edu/~cheminfo/ca_cps.html
A FREE patent search tool http://www.pat2pdf.org/
Edison’s Patents http://edison.rutgers.edu/patents.htm
Software Patent Institute (SPI) http://www.spi.org/
Public Patent Foundation at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law http://www.pubpat.org/
IFI CLAIMS® Patent Databases http://www.ificlaims.com/
Peer To Patent http://www.peertopatent.org/
Free Patents Crazy Patents http://www.freepatentsonline.com/crazy.html
MIT Library Patents Guides http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/types/patents/
Patent Commons Project http://www.patentcommons.org/
Schreyer Business Library’s Patent Search Tutorial http://www.libraries.psu.edu/instruction/business/Patents/
Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) http://www.sipo.gov.cn
European Patent Office (EPO) http://www.epo.org
Japanese Patent Office (JPO) http://www.jpo.go.jp
Taipei Patent Office (TIPO) http://www.tipo.gov.tw
The Six Pieces of the Patent Idea Puzzle http://www.sbinformation.about.com/od/patents/a/patentidea.htm
USPTO: How to Get a Patent http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/howtopat.htm
Why Patent My Invention and Other Patent Information http://www.morebusiness.com/running_your_business/marketing/d1007343402.brc
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/paris/trtdocs_wo020.html
Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights http://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/27-trips_01_e.htm
WikiPatents Community http://www.wikipatents.com/
Trademark Law Resources

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

http://www.uspto.gov
Cornell: Trademark law: an overview http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Trademark
USPTO Trademark Law http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/tmlaw2.pdf
US Trademarks Basic Facts http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/doc/basic/
International Trademark Law Treaty http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ip/tlt/trtdocs_wo027.html
Trademark Electronic Business Center http://www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm
US Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual http://tess2.uspto.gov/netahtml/tidm.html
USPTO Fees http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee2007february01.htm#tm
USPTO Design Search Code Manual http://tess2.uspto.gov/tmdb/dscm/index.htm
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) – 5th Edition http://www.uspto.gov/web/forms/index.html#TM
Trademark Applications and Registrations Retrieval (TARR) http://tarr.uspto.gov/
Trademark Related Forms http://www.uspto.gov/web/forms/index.html#TM
Trademark Document Retrieval. http://tmportal.uspto.gov/external/portal/tow
Canadian Trademark Law http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/Home?OpenDocument
Trademark Official Gazette http://www.uspto.gov/web/trademarks/tmog/
Changes To Requirements For Maintaining Trademark Registrations http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/tmlwtrty/postreg.htm
Canadian Trade-marks Database http://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/tmSrch.do?lang=eng
Guide To Implementation Of Madrid Protocol In The United States http://www.uspto.gov/web/trademarks/madrid/madridguide.htm
U.S. Customs Intellectual Property Rights e-Recordation (IPRR) Application https://apps.cbp.gov/e-recordations/
Madrid Trademark System http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/fees/
European Communities Trademark Association http://www.ecta.org/
European Organization for the Harmonization of the Internal Markets http://www.oami.europa.eu/ows/rw/pages/CTM/legalReferences/legalReferences.en.do
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/legal_texts/trtdocs_wo016.html
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/classification/nice/trtdocs_wo019.html
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/classification/vienna/trtdocs_wo031.html
International Trademark Association (INTA) http://www.inta.org
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure (TBMP) http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/ttab/tbmp/
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Inquiry System. http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/
Final Decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/foia/ttab/decsum/decsumm.htm
Trademark Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) http://www.inta.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=71&Itemid=219&getcontent=4
California Trademark Law http://www.inta.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=71&Itemid=219&getcontent=4
New York Trademark Law http://www.dos.state.ny.us/corp/miscfae.html
Texas Trademark Law http://www.tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/BC/content/pdf/bc.002.00.000016.00.pdf
Texas Trademark Law http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/trademark.shtml
Trade Secret Law Resources

What is a Trade Secret?

www.wipo.int/sme/en/ip_business/trade_secrets/trade_secrets.htm
Uniform Trade Secrets Act www.nsi.org/Library/Espionage/usta.htm
U.S. Code TITLE 18 § 1831. Economic Espionage www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/1831.html
Design Patent Law Resources

Design Patents

http://www.bitlaw.com/patent/design.html
What Are Design Patents and When Are They Useful? http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/matters/matters-9303.html
A Guide to Filing a Design Patent Application http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/design/index.html
US Design Patents – Classification and Popularity http://www.freepatentsonline.com/design-patents.html
Design Patents: Sailing Through the PTO http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2009/04/design-patents-sailing-through-the-pto.html
Elements of a Design Patent Application http://www.smallbusiness.findlaw.com/patent/patent-types/design-patent-application.html
Design Patents Vs Other Types of Intellectual Property, Definition of Design http://inventors.about.com/od/designpatents/a/design_patent.htm
Copyright Law Resources

United States Copyright Office

http://www.copyright.gov
Copyright: An Overview http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/Copyright
Copyrights Crash Course from UT System http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/IntellectualProperty/cprtindx.htm#top
The Copyright Website http://www.benedict.com/
Search copyright information http://www.copyright.gov/records/
Copyright Information Circulars and Factsheets http://www.copyright.gov/circs/
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright http://www.loc.gov/teachers/copyrightmystery/#
U.S. Code TITLE 17—COPYRIGHTS http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/
Copyright & Intellectual Property Policies http://www.arl.org/pp/ppcopyright/
Copyright Royalty Board http://www.loc.gov/crb/
Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/doc/ipnii/
CHAPTER 9. Fair Use http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
WIPO Study on Limitations and Exceptions of Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Environment http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/doc_details.jsp?doc_id=16805
American Civil Liberties Union http://www.aclu.org/
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers http://www.ascap.com/index.html
Associating of Information Technology Professionals http://www.aitp.org/
Association for the Protection of Internet Copyright http://www.a-w.org/
Broadcast Music Inc. http://www.bmi.com/
Center for Democracy and Technology http://www.cdt.org/
Computer and Communications Industry Association http://www.ccianet.org/
Software Developers Forum http://www.sdforum.org/
Software Publishers Association http://www.spa.org/
Telecommunications Industry Association http://www.tiaonline.org/