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Researching Patent & Trademark Information

Researching Patent & Trademark Information

Join the UCF Library as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of becoming a Patent and Trademark depository library!  This one-day FREE seminar, “Researching Patent and Trademark Information”, features a range of informational sessions for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students and legal professionals.  Topics include:

  • An overview of Intellectual Property
  • How to conduct a patent search
  • How to conduct a trademark search
  • How to avoid invention promotion scams
  • A local resource panel of business and innovation experts.

You may stay for the entire seminar, or only come for the morning or afternoon.  Advance registration is recommended so that we may send attendees a complimentary parking pass and estimate attendance.  See http://guides.ucf.edu/PTRC2018 for registration and further information.

 

Kram for the Exam Fall 2018

Kram for the Exam

Come join us for our annual fall Kram for the Exam. SGA will be walking around the John C. Hitt Library handing out goodies and study materials during the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, December 4th at 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 6th at 5:00 pm

Hope to see you here and good luck on your exams!

QEP workshops

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights: Tools for Entrepreneurial Success

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights: Tools for Entrepreneurial Success

Nov. 15 | 1-2:45 p.m. | Library Rm. 223

Business names and brands, product logos, original artwork, secret recipes, and inventions are all forms of intellectual property that one can lose the rights to if measures aren’t taken to protect them! Come learn about patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyright, what they mean, and why they are important to entrepreneurs.

For more information and to register visit: http://guides.ucf.edu/entrepreneur

Light refreshments will be served.

Take a Book, Leave a Book

Take a Book, Leave a Book

Need some holiday break reading?

UCF Libraries will be hosting a Take a Book, Leave a Book event on Monday, November 19 (the week of Thanksgiving break) from 11 am to 1 pm. The UCF community is welcome to browse the selection an take a book that they found interesting. If you would like to leave a book, you can do so but it is not required.

 

Early drop off locations for leaving a book are the Research & Information Desk of the John C. Hitt Library and UCF HR lobby (3280 Progress Drive in Research Park).

Dia de los muertos at ucf libraries

Día de los Muertos at UCF Libraries

Join the UCF Libraries in celebrating Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.  This is a traditional Mexican holiday when families and friends gather to honor and remember those that have died.  Typically on Day of the Dead, elaborate altars are created and offerings are made to aid loved ones on their spiritual journey.

 

Friday, November 2

11:00 am- 1:00pm, main floor
Dia de los Muertos Craft Table – color calaveras (skulls), and make marigolds and papel picado, which are often used to decorate altars honoring the deceased

1:30pm – 3:00pm, Library 223
Documentary film screening with introduction and discussion by Anthropology professor Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster

Mexico from the BBC “Feasts” series:
Series in which food writer and presenter Stefan Gates immerses himself in some of the most extraordinary feasts and festivals on earth. By joining ordinary people in these strange and wonderful distillations of their culture and beliefs, he hopes to gain a revelatory insight into how the world thinks and feels. Stefan goes on a wild emotional and spiritual rollercoaster ride, starting with a teenage girl’s bizarre coming-of-age ceremony and ending with the Day of the Dead, a cacophonous cross-cultural festival of the senses during which Mexicans truly believe that their loved ones come back from the dead for three days every year to spend the day with them.

 

For more information about Día de los Muertos events in the library and related UCF resources visit: guides.ucf.edu/dayofthedead  

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