Intellectual Property Overview
The four major areas of intellectual property law are Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets.
Use this guide to find more specific information on each of these areas:
Intellectual Property Infomation
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
USPTO- Full Text and Image Database offers full-text (including images) access to U.S. Patents from 1976 to present. The Trademark Electronic Search System provides access to text and images of registered U.S. Trademarks, and marks in pending and abandoned applications.
U.S. Copyright Office
An office of public record for copyright registration and deposit of copyright material.
Google Patent Search
Google scanned patent documents from the USPTO.
European Patent Office Patent Search
Access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to present.
World Intellectual Property Organization Patent Search
Search over 18 million patent documents including over 2 million published international patent applications.
Wyoming Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)
The Wyoming PTRC is a library designated by the USPTO to disseminate patent and trademark information and support the diverse intellectual property needs of the public. We offer patent and trademark search training to the public. Individual or group training can be scheduled by contacting the PTRC.
Wyoming Inventors Database
This database indexes U.S. patents in which one or more of the inventors were from Wyoming. Each record provides a link to the patent on the USPTO website.
Wyoming State Trademarks
An index of Wyoming state trademarks covering state trademarks issued from 1906 to present. Each record includes a scanned copy of the application file at the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office or the Wyoming State Archives.
Patents in Wyoming
Publication created by the Wyoming State Library that compiles statistical data and historical information about patenting in Wyoming.
Patents Issued to Wyoming Women
List of women living in Wyoming who have received U.S. patents.