Intellectual property guides
This week sees the publication of our new Intellectual property guides.
- A brief introduction to patents and patent searching
- A brief introduction to trade marks and trade mark searching
- A brief introduction to registered designs and registered design searching
A fourth guide, relating to Copyright, is in the pipeline.
These guides provide an overview on intellectual property as a whole and then a bit more in-depth information about the form of intellectual property covered by that particular guide. There is a section in each guide which covers searching and outlines the free databases available via the internet, what they cover and where to find the â€˜Helpâ€™ section on each database.
These guides are designed to serve as a starting point for intellectual property searching and as a follow-on to the more detailed intellectual property guides published by the Intellectual Property Office UK (IPO UK) on their website at www.ipo.gov.uk
Maria Lampert on behalf of the Business & IP Centre