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Patent and Trademark Resource Center: Resources and Assistance in Patents & Trademarks

Resources for Application Assistance

Patent Resources and Assistance

Research Help, not Legal Advice

While Orono PTRC staff are happy to provide assistance with your search, we cannot offer legal opinion or interpretation of the law. We cannot file applications or determine if a patent or trademark will be approved by the USPTO. We are not likely to be familiar with mechanical, electrical, chemical or other technologies relating to your search. Additionally, we are not trained or licensed legal professionals. This means that we are not able to advise you regarding any legal matters, including whether or not your invention is patentable, nor can we provide legal assistance for you. If your questions require legal opinion or an interpretation of the law, we recommend contacting a patent agent or attorney. A database of registered patent attorneys is available on the USPTO Web site.

Help for Native American Trademark Issues

Advice for Inventors

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