TMEP 112: Patent and Trademark Resource Centers

October 2017 Edition of the TMEP

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112    Patent and Trademark Resource Centers

There is a network of PTRCs throughout the United States that provides access to many of the same products and services offered at the USPTO. A list of the PTRCs and their telephone numbers appears on the USPTO website at http://www.uspto.gov and in each issue of the Official Gazette.

Information available free of charge at the PTRCs includes the text of the trademark statute and rules ( see TMEP §101); the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure; Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual; and the Trademark Electronic Search System.  Photocopiers are generally provided for a fee.

The scope of PTRC collections, hours of operation, services, and fees (where applicable) may vary from one center to another.