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Resources on finding, searching, applying or getting a Patent or Trademark
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Welcome to the University Libraries Guide on Patent and Trademarks.  The UL no longer participates in the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program.  However,  the resources you will require to begin your patent or trademark research is available online via this Guide.  Following the links found on this page may answer many of your questions regarding the application process.

Also included on this page are links to resources regarding Intellectual Property, international patent or trademark searching, and other useful resources.


Before Searching Patents

If you are doing a patent search for the first time, it pays to do a complete search by using the class/subclases as opposed to simple keyword searching.  I recommend reviewing these tutorials before you begin your own patent search.


Patents and Trademarks

The University of New Mexico is no longer a Patent and Trademark Depository for New Mexico.  We can assist with basic questions on patent or trademark searching and provide you with a computer login/password to conduct your search*.  We are not able to provide detailed assistance in the search process as we no longer have access to databases provided the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  We are not premitted to assist in the application process, nor provide any legal advice. If this is your first time attempting to apply for a patent or trademark we encourage you to read though the various links on the Guide.  Should you have questions or require further assistance please contact Dan Barkley at Zimmerman Library, 505.277.7180.


*Disclaimer: PTDLs are neither required nor encouraged to conduct patent and trademark searches for their patrons as that activity may be interpreted as rendering a judgment or opinion. PTDLs are required to instruct patrons in the use of the search tools available at the PTDLs for patrons conducting their own patent and trademark searches.


Quick Search Links

Seach Patents and Trademarks at USPTO

or search at

Google Patents


What is a Patent?

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