Patent and Trademarks

What constitutes Intellectual Property

World Intellectural Property Organization

World Intellectural Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.

WIPO was established by the WIPO Convention in 1967 with a mandate from its Member States to promote the protection of IP throughout the world through cooperation among states and in collaboration with other international organizations.


IP E-Learning Modules

USPTO Webinars and IP E-Learning Modules

Intellectual Property Webinar Series

USPTO, alongside other US Government agencies participated in a series of Intellectual Property Webinars (link is external)hosted by The National Council for Entrepreneurial Technology Transfer (NCET2). The focus is to help bridge the knowledge gap on Intellectual Property Law Issues between the US Government and various stakeholders. Each webinar will be hosted by in the field "Thought Leaders" that will deliver and address various IP issues from an applied, pragmatic, and deeply experienced viewpoint. Through participation in this webinar program, you will be afforded both the opportunity to understand and retain best practices when deriving appropriate IP-Strategic Frameworks coupled with Business and Technology Development, as well as gain access to a much more comprehensive and holistic viewpoint on why Intellectual Property Law is such an important economic tool in the "Entrepreneur's Toolkit".

Topics Include:

  • Patents 101
  • Securing a Patent and American Invents Act (AIA) Implementation
  • Intellectual Property, Non-patented Topics - Copyrights, Trademarks, etc.
  • Researcher's Life After Invention Disclosure Topics
  • Working with a Patent Attorney/Agent and the USPTO
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Protecting IP in Global Markets
  • Picking the Right Global Markets

Click here (link is external) to go to Webinars.

IP E-Learning Modules

The Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) has produced six modules on intellectual property protection and enforcement in five languages. The languages include English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Russian. These modules listed below cover all areas of intellectual property protection which include patents, copyrights, trademarks, geographical indications, enforcement and trade. Double click on the link below to view.


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Other IP Resources

The Digital Dilemna:  Intellectual Property in the Digital Age

The report from the National Academy of Sciences on the challenges facing the competing rights and access to intellectual property in electronic form.

TriLateral Web Site

The Trilateral Co-operation was set up in 1983 between

  • the European Patent Office (EPO),
  • the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and
  • the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)