Empowering Innovation with the USPTO

The Chicago Public Library Patent and Trademark Resource Center welcomes independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses for a program on intellectual property. Join members of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office to learn basic information about intellectual property and free resources to help you protect your ideas. We will also explore the process to obtaining a trademark and patent.


10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Intellectual Property Basics and USPTO Resources
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Break
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Patent and Trademark Process

There is no fee to attend, but space is limited. For more information and to register for this free public program, please register at: https://chicagoptrc.eventbrite.com

For additional information or questions, please call 313-446-4800 or email the Midwest Regional Office at MidwestRegion@uspto.gov.