|Name of centre:||Intellectual Property Office|
|PO box address:|
|Street:||Concept House, Cardiff Road||GB|
|Town / Postcode:||Newport NP10 8QQ|
|Telephone number:||0044 300 300 2000|
|Fax:||0044 1633 817777|
|Notes:||Further telephone numbers: 0044 1633 814275|
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
|IP rights covered|
|Provision of intellectual property documentation||The PATLIB centre provides copies of IP documents (paper and electronic documents)|
|Helpdesk services||The PATLIB centre provides information on IP procedures, different kinds of IP rights, the requirements for filing an IP application, fees, search possibilities, etc. Legal advice is not included in this service.|
|Search services||The PATLIB centre carries out IP searches for the public. This service may range from relatively basic bibliographic searches (e.g. for a patent number, an applicant's or inventor's name, or the legal status of an application) to highly sophisticated searches concerning technical areas (state-of-the-art, novelty and infringement searches). Explanatory information, comments and interpretations of the search results may be provided with the search reports.|
|IP monitoring services||The PATLIB centre provides regular (e.g. weekly, monthly, quarterly) information on newly published IP rights or changes of their legal status. For patents and utility models, the monitoring can be based on IPC (International Patent Classification) profiles and/or competitor names.|
|User training||The PATLIB centre organises training sessions (seminars, workshops) concerning IP rights, databases, search techniques and other IP related issues.|
|Lecturer services||The experts from the PATLIB centre give lectures during IP training events or in the framework of IP related university curricula.|
IPO's reading rooms are transferred to the British Library.
Helpdesk services can only be provided within the remit of IPO. IPO cannot give advice on acceptability of rights.
Basic searches can be carried out at the IPO but staff do not provide guidance or views on the results.
Electronic versions of the Patents, Trade Marks and Designs journals are on line at http://www.ipo.gov.uk/os.htm
User training and Lecturer services - through our Business Outreach Programme