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Trademark Information

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a name, symbol or phrase used in interstate commerce to identify the source of a product or service. A business or company name is a trade name and cannot be registered federally.

How many trademarks does Reference Services have?

Here's a list of the trademark resources in the department:

  • Trademark Register - 1967 TO DATE
  • Trademark Index - 1924 TO DATE
  • Annual Index of Trademarks - 1927 TO DATE
  • Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure - LATEST
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure - LATEST
  • Design Code Manual for Trademarks - LATEST
  • Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual - LATEST
  • 15 USC Trademarks Laws - LATEST

Where can I find more information?