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How to Do Basic Searches for Patents and Trademarks

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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An essential part of obtaining a patent, or registering a trademark, is searching the database of existing ones before you even start your application. In this workshop, John Hutchinson of the Patent & Trademark Resource Center, will teach you how to do a search on the official United States Patent & Trademark Office databases for both patents and trademarks. Feel fee to bring your laptop and learn first hand!

This is in-person only and will occur in Classroom 1 in Fogler Library. The event is free and advance registration is required. Participants may register online

Contact: Business and Economics Librarian John Hutchinson,

 Maine Impact Week celebrates UMaine’s community and contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Research and the Dean of the Graduate School.


April 12
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Fogler Library, Classroom 1
Raymond H. Fogler Library
Orono, ME 04473 United States
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