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Licensing Perspectives

 

Associations

International Trademark Association
www.inta.org

An international association of trademark owners and associated professionals dedicated to promoting the role of trademarks worldwide.

Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association
www.licensing.org

A not-for-profit organization of licensors, manufacturers, retailers and other support organizations.

Intellectual Property Owners Association
www.ipo.org

Represents the interests of intellectual property owners by focusing exclusively on protecting rights of property ownership.

Licensing Executives Society
www.les.org

A professional society engaged in the transfer, use, development, manufacture and marketing of intellectual property.

 

Copyright, Domain, Patent and Trademark Registration

U.S. Copyright Office
www.loc.gov/copyright

The Copyright Office works in conjunction with the Library of Congress.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
www.uspto.gov

The PTO is a non-commercial federal entity and one of 14 bureaus in the Department of Commerce (DOC).

Network Solutions
www.networksolutions.com

Network Solutions’ WHOIS information assists in determining the contents of a domain name registration record in NSI’s registrar database.

IP.COM
www.ip.com

IP.com enables innovative companies to quickly and easily protect their inventions by offering security services for many aspects of the invention process.

 

Industry Reports and Studies

EPM Licensing Business Sourcebook www.epmcom.com/html/licensing.html#2

Directory includes more than 4,800 licensing decision-makers worldwide, representing more than 5,000 licensing “properties.”

The Licensing Letter
http://www.epmcom.com/html/licensing.html#1

Source for detailed industry data and licensing trends.

License!
www.advanstar.com or 888 527-7008

Monthly trade publication that covers all facets of the licensing industry.

The LIMA Resource Directory
www.licensing.org

LIMA is an industry association whose mission is to “foster the growth and expansion of licensing.” The LIMA Directory includes member organizations and is updated annually.

 

Legal Resources

FindLaw Law Center
www.findlaw.com/

Provides a comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, businesses and individuals.

Nolo’s Legal Encyclopedia
http://www.nolo.com

Plain English articles on a variety of legal topics, including trademarks, patents and copyrights.

 

Market Research

Datamonitor
http://www.datamonitor.com/

A premium business information company offering market intelligence for automotive, consumer markets, energy, financial services and healthcare & technology.

MarketResearch.com
http://www.marketresearch.com

Offers instant online access to the world’s most extensive database of expert insights on global industries, companies, products and trends. Access to over 40,000 research publications from more than 350 top consulting and advisory firms.