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Austin Asian Chamber (512) 407-8240 austinasianchamber.org Del Rio (830) 775-3551 drchamber.com Greater Austin Black Chamber

Services to report all your employees to one state. Find electronic income withholding orders and the Child Support Portal, which can be used to report information to nearly all child support agencies, at acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/employers . Send questions to employerservices@acf.hhs.gov. Intellectual Property Patents, trademarks, and copyrights are types of intellectual property that serve to protect creations and innovations. For information and resources about U.S. patents and federally registered trademarks consult uspto.gov , call (800) 786-9199 or visit the Texas Regional Office in Dallas, Texas, uspto.gov/texas . For inventor entrepreneur resources visit uspto.gov/inventors . There are three types of patents: • Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement. • Design patents may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for a manufactured article. • Plant patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant, other than a tuber propagated plant or a plant found in an uncultivated state. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one provider from others. Trademarks and service marks may be registered at both the state and federal level. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office only registers federal trademarks and service marks, which may conflict with and supersede state trademarks. Visit uspto.gov/trademarks . » State Trademarks sos.state.tx.us/corp/tradefaqs.shtml#tm1 Copyrights protect original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical and artistic, and certain other intellectual works, such as computer software. Copyrights do not protect facts, ideas, and systems, although they may protect the way they are expressed. For general information on copyrights, contact: » U.S. Copyright Office U.S. Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building 101 Independence Ave. SE Washington, DC (202) 707-3000 or toll free (877) 476-0778 copyright.gov Chambers of Commerce officialusa.com/stateguides/chambers/texas.html Alamo Asian American Chamber (210) 802-6937 alamo-aacc.org Alamo City Black Chamber (210) 486-2125 alamocitychamber.org

(512) 459-1181 austinbcc.org Laredo (956) 722-9895 laredochamber.com San Angelo

(325) 655-4136 sanangelo.org San Antonio Hispanic Chamber (210) 255-0462 sahcc.org San Antonio LGBT Chamber (210) 504-9429 salgbtchamber.org San Antonio Women’s Chamber (210) 299-2636 sawomenschamber.org San Marcos area (512) 393-5900 sanmarcostexas.com Victoria (361) 573-5277 victoriachamber.org Women’s Chamber (512) 338-0839 womenschambertexas.com Economic Development texaswideopenforbusiness.com Exporting Assistance SBDC International Trade Center 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. San Antonio (210) 458-2470 Texas Economic Development Corporation & Governor’s Office of Economic Development (512) 936-0100

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