Protecting your ideas: Introduction to intellectual property

Join us on Saturday, June 22 for an introduction to the basics of intellectual property: patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets. In 1870, the St. Louis Public Library was one of the original 22 libraries in the United States to receive patent copies. Today, SLPL is one of two libraries in Missouri to be designated…
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Combating counterfeiting

Registering a trademark is a way to protect a brand. One of the challenges that arises with trademarks is counterfeiting. The USPTO is offering a free forum to learn more about it: If you are interested in learning brand protection and anti-counterfeiting strategies, join us for a free, full-day conference on June 6 at the…
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Shutout by the shutdown?

Not if it's U.S. patent or trademark business! The United States Patent & Trademark Office has enough funds to operate as usual for a few weeks before having to shift to essential operations only. Your local Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) at St. Louis Public Library will remain open as usual regardless. Call 314.539.0390…
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