Patent and Trademark Office


Patent and Trademark Office
n.
The federal agency that issues patents and trademarks as part of the Department of Commerce.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Patent and Trademark Office
(PTO)
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Patent Law
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


Patent and Trademark Office
n. A federal agency under the auspices of the Department of Commerce, which grants and regulates patents and trademarks.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


Patent and Trademark Office
The federal agency which examines and issues patents and registers trademarks.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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