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Plymouth PATLIB

First Floor, Plymouth Central Library, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AL
01752 306795

About us

Plymouth PATLIB is based in the Central Library, and is a free information service providing: 
> Help with patent and trade mark searches 
> All you need to know about copyright, trade marks, patents and designs. 

We’re part of a network of Patent Information Centres across the UK and serve the whole of the South West. 

The Patent Information Centres, also known as Patent Libraries (PATLIBs), were created to provide users with local access to patent, trade mark, designs and copyright information. 

The centres have qualified and experienced staff who offer practical assistance on a variety of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

We offer

We provide free, confidential information on all aspects of intellectual property (IP), from protecting your business idea to avoiding copyright infringement. 

> Resources and information on all aspects of intellectual property including patents, copyright, trade marks and registering designs.
> Help with patent and trade mark searches:
Free patent searches by appointment. 
Espacenet search service giving you access to UK, European and world patents.

> Expert guidance from business advisors and a patent attorney, through Plymouth’s ‘One Stop Ideas Shop’ partnership 

> Workshops and talks on protecting your business ideas and products 

> Free computer access - internet and web based email, MS Office. 

> Free credit checks on UK companies. 

> Basic information on directors, financials, CCJs and credit rating. 

We support

  • Business Support
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • Legal
  • Start-up



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