Below are general resources for those seeking further information on intellectual property related matters in trademarks and copyrights. The links below include will take you the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Copyright Office manuals and databases.
Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)
A search engine on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website that allows visitors to search the database of registered trademarks and prior trademark applications.
Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP)
The Trademark Manual sets forth the laws and regulations that must be followed to apply for and maintain a trademark in the United States. The TMEP is published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for use by trademark attorneys and examiners.
Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices
The Compendium is a manual produced by the U.S. copyright office as a guide for copyright policies and procedures. The compendium does not contain law, but it used as a resource and as persuasive authority.
Copyright Circulars help provide explanations of the rules and regulations involved in copyright law. They provide basic information for individuals seeking to obtain and maintain a copyright registration. Very helpful tool.
Electronic Copyright Office (eCO)
The Electronic Copyright Office allows users to register basic copyright claims online. In addition, registrants may use eCO to submit some (but not all) types of deposit copies.