patent office


noun

(often initial capital letters) a governmental agency that administers and regulates patents and trademarks, in the U.S. forming a division of the Department of Commerce.

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Patent Office
/ (ˈpætənt) /

noun

a government department that issues patentsAbbreviation: Pat. Off
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