A database of U.S. trademarks, copyrights and patents, published by the Intellectual Property Office, contains information about how the federal government licenses the use of U, S and L words and symbols.
In its most recent annual report, the office listed more than 1,200 trademarks, including trademarks and patents that are registered to U.N. agencies, the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Education, the National Archives, the Copyright Office and the Office of the United Nations Secretary General.
The database is called Intellectual Property Database and is intended to aid in the administration of the UCL Intellectual Property Treaty, which was signed in 1997.
The website, which lists more than 4 million trademarks, has also helped the ULC to comply with the UPLT, the United States Library of Congress said in a statement.
“The Intellectual Property Data System (IPDS) is a valuable tool for government agencies to quickly identify and verify the ownership and use of intellectual property,” the ULLC said.
“IPDS provides federal agencies with information that enables them to protect and enforce intellectual property rights.”
The Intellectual Properties Office, a division of the Office for Intellectual Property and Competition in the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has been developing and maintaining the database since 2009.
It has an online database of trademarks, and it has more than 5,000 trademarks and 4,000 patents that have been registered in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Japan.