Patent and Trademark Resources

PTRC

The State Library of Arizona is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center, one of 84 designated by the United State Patent and Trademark Office.

Plan Your Visit

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office publications and guides
  • “How to” patent and trademark guidebooks
  • Instruction in doing a preliminary patent or trademark search
  • Legal Periodicals
  • Access to PubWEST and PubEAST patent databases - WEST stands for Web-based Examiner’s Search Tool, an internal U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database for use by USPTO patent examiners. PubWEST is the public version of WEST offered only in the Public Search Facility and Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries.  EAST stands for Examiner Assisted Search Tool, a newer, faster interface. [ONLY AVAILABLE WITHIN THE STATE LIBRARY OF ARIZONA]

Online

The Arizona State Library and Archives’ Guide to Patents

Patent searchingUSPTO

Trademark/Trade name searching

Legal Resources