This guide was created for students conducting research in the area of trademark law. This guide, while not comprehensive, provides a listing of the more important, current and relevant materials available in this subject area.
Cornell LII's Wex, a free legal dictionary and legal encyclopedia, provides a quick overview of trademark law, including links to statutes, cases, treaties, and key intersources.
For a more thorough overview of various aspects of U.S. trademark law, see the resources provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on its website:
In addition, the following may be useful starting points for those new to trademark law principles:
The loose-leaf treatise Specialized Legal Research (Penny Hazelton, ed.) includes a very thorough chapter on researching federal patent and trademark law. It is available in print at the Williams Reference Desk (KF240 .S64 2014).
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