Intellectual Property Guides

In addition to the free guides available from the Intellectual Property Office we have also produced our own intellectual property guides which concentrate in detail on some of the areas missing from the official literature, such as how to carry out patent and trade mark searches. Our guides are released under a Creative Commons Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND). See http://creativecommons.org for full details of this licence.

You can download some of our guides below:

Espacenet Patent Search Guide Business and IP Centre Newcastle

Starting your patent search using Espacenet

A brief guide showing you how to begin searching using the free online patent database, Espacenet. You’ll learn how to carry out simple keyword searches and use the patent classification system.

 

 

 

Patent Attorneys Guide Business and IP Centre Newcastle

Patent attorneys

A brief guide listing chartered patent and trade mark attorneys in the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria.

 

 

 

Applying for a UK Trade Mark Guide Business and IP Centre Newcastle

Everything you need to know about applying for a trade mark

A brief guide which explaining the trade mark application process. It will shoe you how to identify the right classes of goods and services for your mark and  how to begin searching using the free online trade mark databases.

 

 

 

UK Trade Mark Application Timeline Business and IP Centre Newcastle

UK trade mark application timeline

A timeline showing the key stages in making a UK trade mark application.