THE BRITISH LIBRARY

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25 October 2013

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 ‘Help’ 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  

You can find all of the guides on our website and we also run intellectual property workshops and webinars which you can book online.

 

Maria Lampert on behalf of the Business & IP Centre

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