About the PTRC
As the only PTRC in Wyoming, the Library provides free access to patent and trademark resources in various formats. We offer a designated workstation that provides access to the USPTO Web-based Search Systems.
The collection includes patents issued from 1790 to present; patent applications published since March 15, 2001; pending and registered trademarks from 1871; and USPTO documents. The collection also includes circulating books, magazines, and videos/DVDs to assist with the patenting and trademarking process.
Information About Patents
Do you have an idea or invention that you want to patent? Read up on the basics of the United States patent process and learn how to perform a thorough patent search.
Note: WSL staff cannot perform patent or trademark searches for individuals and cannot give legal advice.
Information About Trademarks
Do you want to protect your company name or logo in the United States? Read up on trademark basics and search to see if someone already has registered your potential trademarks.
Learn more about getting a state trademark and see the official filing information on the Wyoming Secretary of State’s website.