USEFUL LINKS

AGRICULTURE

http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/pvplist.pl (Seed varieties)
www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/List-of-grape-varieties

BUSINESS-RELATED SITES

www.fitchratings.com (rates entities and countries financially)
www.standardandpoors.com (S&P ratings)
www.moodys.com (Moody's)
www.xe.com/ucc (currency converter)
www.patentfetcher.com (pay as you go patent copies)
www.callforaction.org (Consumer Complaints)
www.consumeraffairs.com (Consumer Complaints)
www.hoovers.com (866-464-3206) (Contact Info for Manufacturers)
www.optoutprescreen.com (Opt Out of Credit Offers)
www.freshpatents.com (Patent/filer search engine)
www.donotcall.gov
www.annualcreditreport.com
www.gethuman.com (Avoid voicemail Hell)
www.zip-codes.com

COPYRIGHT

www.copyright.gov (United States Copyright Office)
www.csusa.org (Copyright Society)
www.copyright.gov/circs/ (Copyright Office circulars)
www.unc.edu/~unclng/ (when U.S. Works Pass Into The Public Domain)
www.copyright.com (Copyright permissions)

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DICTIONARIES/TRANSLATIONS

www.bartleby.com (thesaurus, quotations, prose, poetry, mythology, fiction)
www.onelook.com
whatis.techtarget.com (technical encyclopedia)
www.acronymfinder.com
www.computerhope.com
iate.europa.eu/iatediff/ (European terminology)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (encyclopedia)
dictionary.oed.com
www.hyperdictionary.com
www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ (world clock)
webopedia.com (computer & technology)
www.refdesk.com (Links to medical & drug dictionaries)

GOVERNMENT

www.usda.gov/wps/portal (USDA)
www.sos.ca.gov (California Secretary of State)
www.cfsan.fda.gov (FDA)
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/270/kw/record%20trademark/ (to e-file trademark recordation with U.S. customs)
www.cslb.ca.gov (contractor license status)
www.efax.com/en/efax/twa/abuse (unsolicited faxes)
ecf.cand.uscourts.gov (Federal Courts)

INDUSTRY ORGS

www.specialtyfood.com
www.discus.org (Distilled Spirits Council of the United States)
www.nadreview.org (National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau)
www.ipl.org/div/aon (info on prominent organizations & associations)
www.guidestar.org/search (info on nonprofits)
lnp.fdncenter.org (info on foundations)

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INTERNET/WEB

www.betterwhois.com
www.internic.com/whois.html Who Is (Internic)
www.afternic.com (buy/sell domain names)
allwhois.com
www.internic.com (Registrars)
www.verisign.com/information-services/
www.namesecure.com
www.netnames.com (domain name mgmt)
www.icann.org/tlds/ (top level domains)
www.uwhois.com (for owners of country code domains)
www.archive.org (Internet archive and Wayback machine)
www.alltheweb.com
www.anywho.com
www.adreu.eurid.eu/adr/decisions/ (index of decisions re .eu domains)

NEWS

www.cnn.com/help/video/
news.com.com/ (tech news)
www.bloomberg.com (business)
www.msnbc.msn.com
www.sfgate.com

RESEARCH

www.findlaw.com
www.ih2000.net
findarticles.com
lists.webjunction.org/libweb/ (Search library online card catalogs)
answers.com
www.ussearch.com/consumer/ (public records)

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TRADEMARKS

www.inta.org (INTA - International Trademark Association)
Canadian Trademarks Database
www.wipo.int/madrid/en/fees/ (International Trademark fees)
www.wipo.int/madrid/en/romarin (International Trademark searching)
www.wipo.int/portal/ (International Trademarks portal)
www.ipaustralia.gov.au/ (Australia Trademarks)
www.uspto.gov/teas/ (TEAS)
www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/tmep/ (TMEP)
tess2.uspto.gov (TESS)
portal.uspto.gov/external/portal/tow (PTO documents)
tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr (TARR)
www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/ttab/index.html (TTAB)
ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/ (TTAB documents)
tess2.uspto.gov/netahtml/tidm.html (ID Manual)
www.uspto.gov/web/trademarks/tmog/ (OG)
www.dkpto.dk (Denmark)
www.dpma.de (Germany)
www.patentsoffice.ie (Ireland)
www.prv.se (Sweden)
www.patent.gov.uk (United Kingdom)
www.inpi.fr (France)