IP Resources

For information on applying and searching for patents, trade marks and designs:

The Intellectual Property Office

For UK intellectual property rights (external link)

The European Patent Office

For patent protection (external link)

The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market

For European design and trade mark protection (external link)

The World Intellectual Property Office

For international IP information (external link)

Manchester Patlib

Information for inventors and innovators is available at Manchester Patlib at the Business & IP Centre in Manchester’s Central Library.

  • Help and support with IP enquiries
  • Patent & IP clinics
  • Access to IP databases and useful links
  • Publications and information on patents and business start up

Contact patlib@manchester.gov.uk  for more information

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