Intellectual Property

District employees and students regularly use or create intellectual property for instructional and other purposes. Both federal and state law assign the author or inventor of intellectual property certain rights.  The following are resources related to the obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

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Other Resources

  • The U.S. Copyright Office Website includes the federal copyright laws and regulations, a searchable database of registered copyrighted works, and related materials.
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Trademarks Website includes the federal trademark laws and regulations, a searchable database of registered trademarks, and related materials.
  • The U.S. PTO Patents Website includes the federal patent laws and regulations, a searchable database of patents, and related materials.
  • The Texas Secretary of State Trademarks & Service Marks page includes the state trademark laws and regulations and related materials.