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The UMass PTRC staff can provide information and educational services, but are prohibited from giving legal advice in any form. 

We are happy to demonstrate how to do a search, but may not do the search for you. 

We will explain the patent application process, but cannot assist you with paperwork or the application filing. We are not able to provide information or advice concerning the patentability of any invention or design or the validity of any trademark. We will direct you to attorneys and legal resources that can help. 

All patent and trademark searches done in UMass Libraries are preliminary, not exhaustive.  Users who wish further assistance will be directed to listings for registered patent attorneys and agents who have specialized knowledge and experience in predicting patentability and/or the ability of term and/or slogan to be trademarked.