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Please note: The Engineering Library will be closed starting on May 7, 2024 (Tuesday) and re-opening on August 12, 2024 (Monday).  Access to print materials will require a special request.  Assistance will be available as usual except for no in-person assistance.


This guide points to information about patents, trademarks, and copyright, including how to seek legal protection for these types of intellectual property.

Because the McKinney Engineering Library is part of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program (PTRCP), library staff receive training from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and promise to share the information with others.  Please contact us or staff at another Resource Center Library when you have questions.  We can't provide legal help but will try to point you to available resources.

This closely-related guide may also be of interest:

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