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


Thank you for visiting the Trademark Research Guide.  Each of the tabs on the side provide information related to 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, first read the information under the Assistance at UCF tab.

If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your idea, first contact Missy Murphey, PTRC Librarian, at (email preferred) or 407-823-5308.  Please contact Missy before visiting the UCF Library for trademark assistance.

Missy Murphey

Patent & Trademark Resource Center

PTRC logoThe 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 PTRC locations 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

Trademark Logos

The registered trademark logo, an R in a circumscribed circle Official Trademark Symbol (can only be used if you have a registered federal trademark)
    superscript TM Non-registered Trademark Symbol (claim of "common-law" mark for goods)
  SM The Servicemark symbol (Common law mark for a service, rather than a product)