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PATLIB Centre Grâce-Hollogne

Host organisation: Scientific and Technological Research Centre of the Belgian Textile Industry (Centexbel)
Name of centre: PATLIB Centexbel Wallonie
PO box:
PO box address:
Street: Rue du Travail, 5||BE
Postcode / Town: 4460 Grâce-Hollogne
Country: Belgium
Telephone number: 00 32 4 296 8233
Fax: 0032 4 296 8299
Opening hours: Monday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00
Friday: 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00
IP rights covered
Trade marks
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.
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.
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.
Statistical analyses of patent data This service provides information on technical trends and competitors' activities based on statistical processing of patent data.
User training The PATLIB centre organises training sessions (seminars, workshops) concerning IP rights, databases, search techniques and other IP related issues.

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