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Directory of patent information centres (PATLIB)

PATLIB Centre Birmingham

Host organisation: Business & Learning, Library of Birmingham
Name of centre: Birmingham Patlib
PO box:
PO box address:
Street: Centenary Square||GB
Town / Postcode: Birmingham B1 2ND
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone number: 0044 0121 303 6800
Opening hours: Monday: 08.00 - 20.00
Tuesday: 08.00 - 20.00
Wednesday: 08.00 - 20.00
Thursday: 08.00 - 20.00
Friday: 08.00 - 20.00
Saturday: 11.00 - 16.00
IP rights covered
Trade marks
Public reading room The reading room provides the public with access to national, European and international IP documentation so that they can perform their own searches. PATLIB staff advises the public how to search and how to retrieve relevant documents. Visitors may search IP databases free-of-charge using the workstations provided.
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.
User training The PATLIB centre organises training sessions (seminars, workshops) concerning IP rights, databases, search techniques and other IP related issues.
Patent clinics This service is provided in collaboration with local professional representatives (patent attorneys). The role of the PATLIB centre is to co-ordinate bilateral consultancy sessions between the attorney and the client and to provide the necessary information background (e.g. relevant documents and preparatory searches. Legal advice is given solely by the attorney.

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