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Intellectual Property Law Research

A short guide to IP resources available to SLU LAW students and faculty with a particular focus on resources used in Professor Cohn's IP Research course. Some resources are freely available online while others require a username and password.

Major Treatises

Copyright Office Resources

The Copyright Office website provides a wealth of important information and resources.  Visit the site to register a copyright, search copyright registrations, view the copyright statute and regulations, and find guidance on copyright issues.

Fair Use Resources

Fair use is a statutory exception to a copyright holder's exclusive rights.  Fair use allows use of otherwise copyright protected material without permission from the copyright holder in certain circumstances.  The resources below explain fair use, illustrate how courts have interpreted fair use, and help users determine whether a given use is fair.

Stay Up to Date with Copyright Law

Study Aids