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Information on understanding what a trademark is and what a copyright covers.

Patent & Trademark Resource Center

The John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Click the logo to learn about the PTRC program and what we can provide.  If you do not live in the Orlando area, see PTRCs by State to find the one nearest you.

USPTO Home Page

If you are looking for the United States Patent and Trademark Office website, please CLICK HERE


Thank you for visiting the Trademark Research Guide.

Each of the above tabs provides you with information related to either trademarks or other intellectual property.

If you need basic assistance, consider contacting the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) at 1-800-786-9199, option 1.

If you would like to set up a research consultation with the UCF Library's trademarks specialist, see the information under the Assistance at UCF tab.

If you are a community member or UCF student and would like to chat with Missy Murphey, Patent and Trademark Librarian, prior to making an appointment to discuss your idea, call (407-823-5308) OR email Please contact Missy before visiting the UCF Library for trademark assistance.

Missy Murphey

Trademark Logos

Official Trademark Symbol (can only be used if you have a registered federal trademark):

Non-registered Trademark Symbol (claim of "common-law" mark):


The servicemark symbol (identifies a service rather than a product)