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Directory of patent information centres (PATLIB)

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PATLIB Centre Alcanena

Host organisation:
Name of centre: CTIC - Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias do Couro
PO box:
PO box address: Apartado 158
Street: S. Pedro||PT
Postcode / Town: 2384-909 Alcanena
Country: Portugal
Telephone number: 00351 249889190
Fax: 00351 249889199
Opening hours: Monday: 09.00 - 13.00
Tuesday: 09.00 - 13.00
Wednesday: 09.00 - 13.00
Thursday: 09.00 - 13.00
Friday: 09.00 - 13.00
IP rights covered
Supplementary protection certificates (SPC)
Trade marks
Utility models
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.
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.
Assessment of the economic potential of an invention With the help of respective software tools, the PATLIB centre assists in assessing the economic potential of inventions, detecting potential risks and analysing the market situation.
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.
IP strategy development With this service PATLIB centres assist their clients in developing and implementing their IP strategies, e.g. what to protect, where and how, with whom to co-operate, etc.

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