Copyright, Patent Trademark and Licensing Resources

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Information on copyright and performing rights.

ASCAP Clearance Express
(ACE is a database of song titles licensed by ASCAP in the United States


Copyright Society of the USA:

The Harry Fox Agency

Franklin Pierce Law Center: U.S. Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information: 

Music Publishers' Association of the United States

Music Library Association's Copyright Guide

Public Domain Music
A reference site to help identify public domain songs and public domain music

Stanford University Libraries on Copyright & Fair Use.

U.S. Copyright Office:
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office:

Alliance for American Innovation:

Association of Patent Law Firms:

Drafting U.S. Patent Application Specifications to Comply with the Legal Requirements:

Intellectual Property Owners Association:
International Trademark Association:

National Inventor Fraud Center:

National Patent Association:
Patent Information User’s Group:
Tips on patenting:

United Inventors Association: