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Protecting Your Idea

If it applies to your business, you may want to apply for trademarks, patents and your copyrights.


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*  To register a trademark contact:


U.S Department Of Commerce

Trademark Office

2021 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, Virginia 22202

(703) 305-8341 / (800) 786-9199


*State Registration Of a Trademark:

Trademarks and service marks may be registered in a state for a term of ten years.  For more information about Applications for Registration of Trademark or Service Mark in your state government.


Caution: Federally registered trademarks may conflict with and supersede state registered business and product names. Businesses are encouraged to check for conflicts with federal trademarks.






* Patents


Superintendent of Documents

P.O. Box 371954 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 152507954

(412) 512-1800