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United States Patent and Trademark Office

Get patents and trademarks and learn about intellectual property regulations

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It grants patents, registers trademarks, and provides support and educational programs about intellectual property, in both the United States and abroad, to U.S. businesses of all sizes.

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  • Partner agency: U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Provides: Patents, trademark registration, regulatory guidance

  • Eligibility: U.S. businesses