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Patent Registration

New inventions can be protected by registration of a patent. A patent is the certification of possession granted to new inventors. Patents are not registered with any branch of North Dakota government. The United States Commissioner of Patents & Trademarks registers patents.

Information and forms to file a patent may be obtained from the Commissioner of Patents & Trademarks or contact the Commissioner of Patents & Trademarks:

Commissioner of Patents & Trademarks
Department of Commerce
Washington DC 20231
Patent or general trademark information:(703) 305-8716
Patent searches:(703) 308-0595
Automated line for patent assistance:  (800) 786-9199

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