Federal Agencies (including the Copyright Office and the USPTO)

Major U.S. Federal Regulatory Agencies
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): enforces federal safety standards, reports on recalls
     
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): establishes and enforces pollution standards
     
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): administers and enforces Title VIII or the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (fair employment)
     
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): regulates and promotes air transportation safety, including airports and pilot licensing
     
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC): regulates interstate and foreign communication by radio, telephone, telegraph, and television
     
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC): insures bank deposits, approves mergers, and audits banking practices
     
  • Federal Reserve System (the FED): regulates banking; manages the money supply
     
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC): ensures free and fair competition and protects consumers from unfair or deceptive practices
     
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA): administers federal food purity laws, drug testing and safety, and cosmetics
     
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): prevents or corrects unfair labor practices by either employers or unions
     
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): licenses and regulates non-military nuclear facilities
     
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): develops and enforces federal standards and regulations ensuring working conditions
     
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): administers federal laws concerning the buying and selling of securities
  • Small Business Administration (SBA): created in 1953; agency of US government designed to promote the interests of small business, including providing loans

US Copyright Office
U.S. Copyright Office (website)
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000
P: (202) 707–3000 or 1 (877) 476–0778 (toll free)
US Patent and Trademark Office
US Patent and Trademark Office (website)
USPTO Office LocationsToll-Free: 800-786-9199
Local: 571-272-1000
TTY: 800-877-8339
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