The downtown Dallas Public Library is the only public library in Texas to offer a Patent & Trademark Resource Center in partnership with the USPTO. Now the USPTO aims to expand access to the resource centers at libraries and HBCUs across the country. [Photo: Michael Samples]
The downtown Dallas Public Library is the only public library in the state of Texas to offer a Patent and Trademark Resource Center from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. PTRCs are part of a national network of public, state, and academic libraries in partnership with the USPTO to offer trademark and patent assistance to the public.
The USPTO aims to empower innovation by expanding access—so it recently put out a call to 600 libraries and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) around the country, inviting each institution to consider becoming PTRCs to assist their local innovators.