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