Resources

Accredited Schools Online- Preventing Plagiarism

The web site helps students better understand the different types of plagiarism, the consequences they carry, and, most importantly, how to avoid plagiarism entirely.

Affordable Colleges Online- Plagiarism on Campus

A web site for students on the topic of plagiarism. This web site is an excellent resource that students can use to help define, understand and avoid plagiarism.

Application to Record Intellectual Property Rights with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The web site through which you can put on record with U.S. Customs and Border Protection your registered marks and works in order to prevent the illegal importation of infringing goods.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

The government agency responsible for the registration of patents and trademarks in Canada.

ICANN Rules for the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Commonly used rules to resolve disputes between people or entities with conflicting claims to register or use a domain name.

Internet Archive (a/k/a the “WayBack Machine”)

Free web site tool to search and display the content of a specific web site as it existed on a particular date in the past.

Links to Trademark Offices in Each State

USPTO web site which identifies the official trademark registration office for each state in the United States.

New Paradigm Counsel

Service offering through which Offit Kurman® provides outsourced legal departments to technology developers and rapidly growing businesses.

Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

Web site for the White House official responsible for coordinating the efforts of the United States government agencies regarding the enforcement of laws regarding intellectual property theft.

Offit Kurman Intellectual Property Group Brochure

Description of services offered by Offit Kurman’s intellectual property law practice group.

Search Registry for Marks Registered by the State of Maryland

Web site you can search to determine whether a service mark or trade mark is registered in Maryland.

Search Registry for U.S. Copyright Office

Web site you can search to determine whether the copyright in a specific work of authorship is registered with the United States Copyright Office.

Search Registry of Community Trade Mark (CTM) Registrations in Europe

Web site to search whether a specific trademark or service mark is registered as a Community Trade Mark (CTM) in Europe.

Student Guide to Understanding and Avoid Plagiarism

The web site helps students better understand the different types of plagiarism, the consequences they carry, and, most importantly, how to avoid plagiarism entirely.

U.S. Copyright Office Frequently Asked Questions

Great source of explanations and information for basic questions regarding US copyright registration and protection.

U.S. Department of Justice – Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

Web page for DOJ Office responsible for preventing, investigating and enforcing laws regarding cybercrimes and crimes involving intellectual property infringement.

Uniform Trade Secrets Act (Overview)

Proposed trade secret protection law, written to harmonize trade secret laws across the United States, the framework of which was adopted by almost every state.

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Great source of explanations and information for basic questions regarding US trademark registration and protection.

USPTO Inventors Assistance Center

Great USPTO resource to provide inventors with information regarding patent application examination policy and procedure.

WHOIS (Domain Name Search web site)

Free web site to check whether a specific domain name has been registered or is available for registration.

World Intellectual Property Organization

Web site of the United Nations agency formed to establish and harmonize rules and practices to protect intellectual property rights.