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The Patent and Trademark Resources Center (PTRC) at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) provides information about Intellectual Property. That is, information about patents, trademarks and copyrights. Among its patrons are inventors, students, professors, entrepreneurs, attorneys, engineers, scientists, researchers and the public at large. All are welcomed to use our facilities, resources and services. We not only serve Puerto Rico but also extend our services to Spanish speaking... [read more]
A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Generally, the term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States. U.S. patent grants are effective only within the [read more]
A trademark is a word, name, symbol, or device that is used in trade with goods to indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from the goods of others. A servicemark is the same as a trademark except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than [read more]
Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of “original works of authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. The 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to reproduce [read more]
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