Patents & Trademarks

Utilize our Resource Center

The Wyoming State Library is a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Library staff can assist with general questions and provide assistance and instruction in the use of patent and trademark resources.

Librarian Helping Patron
Patron Accessing PTRC

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.

Inventors Collection
Trademarks Collection

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.