Patent and Trademark Office

Patent and Trademark Office
Federal agency in the Department of Commerce headed by the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks. In addition to the examination of patent and trademark applications, issuance of patents, and registration of trademarks, the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) sells printed copies of issued documents; records and indexes documents transferring ownership; maintains a scientific library and search files containing over 20 million documents, including U.S. and foreign patents and U.S. trademarks; provides search rooms for the public to research their applications; hears and decides appeals from prospective inventors and trademark applicants; participates in legal proceedings involving the issue of patents or trademark registrations; helps represent the United States in international efforts to cooperate on patent and trademark policy; compiles the Official Gazettes-a weekly list of all patents and trademarks issued by the PTO; and maintains a roster of agents and attorneys qualified to practice before the PTO

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