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Patents and Trademarks: Get Assistance

Information about patents and trademarks

USPTO Law School Clinics

Assistance is available from certified law schools in the United States.  Contact the specific law school for more information.  Both North Carolina Central School of Law (currently patents and trademarks) and University of North Carolina School of Law (trademarks only) participate in the law school certification program.


Link to North Carolina Central Intellectual Property Clinics:


Link to University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Intellectual Property Clinic:


NC LEAP is a project of the North Carolina Bar Association that provides free legal services to low-wealth entrepreneurs who are in the process of starting or expanding their businesses.  Services include direct legal representation, small business legal clinics and the production of self-help materials.  For more information, visit their website: NC LEAP and complete the online client application.

Intellectual Property Rights and Enforcement

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Contact Information

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Beth Scarborough
133A Atkins Library
UNC Charlotte