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Office of General Counsel

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Office of General Counsel
Rick Miller
Vice President and General Counsel
Old Main, Room 204
Dept. 3434
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-4997
Fax: (307) 766-2993

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property generally refers to creations of the mind including inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.  Intellectual property is divided into categories:  patents, trademarks and copyrights. A copyright affords protection for expressions of authorship in literary, artistic, musical and other works.  A patent provides protection for inventions and certain designs.  A trademark identifies the source of goods via a name, brand or symbol and is used by organizations to distinguish its products from others.

The University of Wyoming has several University Regulations and Information Circulars which deal with intellectual property and provide guidance to the University community on rights and obligations with regard to intellectual property.  They are:

UW Regulation 3-641 -- Patents and Copyrights

Presidential Directive 6-1983-1 -- Copyright Law and Educational Fair Use

Presidential Directive 3-1979-2 -- Copyright:  Musical Attractions  

Copyright Basics

Educational Fair Use

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