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Intellectual Property Research

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Finding Books


Library Catalogs

Suggested Library of Congress subject searches:
intellectual property -- law and legislation
intellectual property--law and legislation--United States
patent laws and legislation
patent laws and legislation -- United States copyright -- law and legislation
copyright -- law and legislation -- United States
copyright --United States
trademarks -- law and legislation
trademarks -- law and legislation -- United States
trademarks -- United States
intellectual property
intellectual property -- law and legislation -- United States
These subject headings are very broad. You may be able to narrow your search in several ways. Using more specific headings is effective; Patent Infringement, Patent Licenses, Copyright--Art, and Copyright--Computer Programs are all valid subject headings.  Another way to narrow your search is to search by keywords.  If relevant titles are located in this manner, note the Library of Congress subject headings of the retrieved records and then use those headings for further searching.

Introductory Materials

Intellectual Property Law - Generally

Copyright Law

Patent Law

Trademark & Unfair Competition Law

Trade Secret Law

Right of Publicity

Intellectual Property Treatises

Articles and Current Awareness

Finding Periodical Articles

Legal Periodical Indexes

Full-Text Databases


The library subscribes to several electronic databases that will be useful for intellectual property research. 

Other Bloomberg Law databases and publications related to IP law include:


Web Sites for Intellectual Property Research

There are a variety of free websites that may be important for your intellectual property legal research. These websites are from government, academic, and organizational sources.

Intellectual Property




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