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The University of Massachusetts Amherst



Welcome to the Patent and Trademark Resource Center!
UMass Amherst  Libraries is one of only two designated PTRCs in Massachusetts (along with Boston Public Library) and one of about eighty in the entire United States.  
Learn about the USPTO PTRC Program

Consultations with the PTRC Librarian are by appointment only. 
Please make sure to call or email ahead of your visit to ensure that I am available to meet with you. 

The PTRC and the SEL are open to the public (Borrowing Policies).
Copies of Plant Patents, Patent Coloring Books, guides, and various other patent and trademark information
can be used anytime at the SEL during our business hours.

We are located in the Science & Engineering Library (SEL) on the 2nd Floor
in the Lederle Graduate Research Center Lowrise
Parking and Visitor Information

If driving to campus, you can either park at a metered spot in Lot 43 (pay either by coins or using the ParkMobile App), or in the Campus Center Garage which is a short walk to the Science &  Engineering Library.

Bus service is free locally through the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), or from Boston, Springfiled, or Hartford through Peter Pan Bus Lines.

DISCLAIMER:  Please note that the PTRC library staff are not attorneys and cannot dispense legal advice. The University of Massachusetts Amherst and its employees provide an information service with no express or implied warranty for results. UMass Amherst assumes no obligation or liability for damage arising out of the use, or inability to use, the information provided.


This resource guide was co-created with Syracuse University Master of Library and
Information Science Intern Heather Mariacher.  She is truly a patent unicorn for all the patent paralegal knowledge she brought to this project.