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 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.