The St. Louis Public Library has been designated a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and has been providing patent and trademark information to the public since 1870.
Whether you have a new invention or a brand that you’ve worked hard to build, SLPL can help you protect your intellectual property. Patents protect inventions and trademarks protect brands. Other forms of intellectual property are protected by copyrights and trade secrets.
What the Library offers:
- assistance with searching
- helpful information
- literature from the USPTO
- informational books
What the Library cannot provide:
- legal advice
- searching services
St Louis Public Library's Patent and Trademark Resource Center is located in the Science & Technology Room on the First Floor of Central Library, 1301 Olive Street.
PTRC services are available Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 314-539-0390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Schedule an appointment if you want one-on-one assistance; some resources are available all the hours the Library is open, but the Librarian is not.