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Patents and Trademarks

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.  

Email link to North Carolina Central Intellectual Property Clinics:

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

Georgia PATENTS and North Carolina Bar Association

Georgia PATENTS and the North Carolina Bar Foundation established a partnership to help North Carolina inventors seeking the assistance of a patent practitioner on a pro bono basis.

Georgia PATENTS evaluates the inventor to make sure they qualify for pro bono assistance and ensures the inventor has an invention that is ready for a patent practitioner.

North Carolina Bar Foundation uses its vast directory of North Carolina patent practitioners to match the appropriate patent practitioner with the prepared inventor. Here is a link to more information.

Here is a link to the application for assistance.

Go here for more information about the USPTO's Pro Bono program.

Intellectual Property Rights and Enforcement

For more information, please click here: