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Intellectual Property Research: Home

Intellectual Property Research

Resources for Prof. Flynn's Advanced Legal Writing: IP course.

Finding Intellectual Property Materials in LEAGLE

S­earch the following subject headings

Note:  Use any of the above, narrowed by the following: --jurisdiction and —law and legislation

Reference Librarian

The law of Intellectual Property


Govern the legally enforceable rights of creative and artistic works.


Established to protect the “progress of science and useful arts” – to promote inventions and discovery of new technologies.


Distinctive symbols, pictures, or words that sellers affix to distinguish and identify the origin of their products and can be  granted to distinctive and unique packaging, color combinations, building designs, product styles, and overall presentations that owners have exclusive rights to use.  

Trade Secrets A trade secret is a type of intellectual property in the form of a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. 


Starting your Research

Intellectual Property Databases @ Pence

International Intellectual Property Agreements and Resources