Resources

ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

The American Bar Association (ABA) is the premier bar association in the United States, and the Section of Intellectual Property Law provides comprehensive resources about all types of IP.

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

The AIPLA represents individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property.

US Copyright Office

Informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to statutory copyright law and to the home pages of other copyright-related organizations; news of what the Office is doing, including Congressional testimony and press releases; latest regulations; and a link to online copyright records cataloged since 1978.

US Patent and Trademark Office

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) examines and issues all United States patents and all United States Federal Trademarks.  The PTO provides excellent resources, including, for example, links to trademark offices for the various states.

USPTO Web Patent Database

Full text database, bibliographic database, AIDS patent database.

USPTO Web Trademark Database

Full bibliographic text database.

Copyright and Fair Use Center

The Copyright and Fair Use Center is organized by the Stanford Library System.  It provides comprehensive information on fair use issues in copyright law, including citations to important recent cases.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an agency of the United Nations that provides services related to international intellectual property.  In particular, WIPO provides information related to patent applications filed pursuant to the PCT, trademark applications filed pursuant to the Madrid System, and designs filed pursuant to the Hague International Registration of Designs.