Useful Links

Follow these links for sources of useful information

Intellectual Property Offices around the World
UK Patent Office: Website of official body responsible for patent system in the UK
European Patent Office: Office that issues patents effective throughout most of Western Europe
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): Official website of office that issues patents in the USA
European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) - European Union trade marks (EUTM) and Community designs: Office that grants trade mark and design registrations effective in all countries of the EU
• WIPO: Organisation with responsibility for the International patent and trademark registration systems

Online Searching
EPO Espacenet: Free on-line patent searching

Professional Bodies
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys: Website of patent agents' professional body in the UK
Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys: Website of trade mark agents' professional body in the UK

Business Support Organisations
• BioCity Nottingham: The UK's biggest bioscience incubator and innovation centre, and home of AdamsonJones
Medilink East Midlands: Specialist member services organisation for the healthcare sector
Companies House: Free information on corporate bodies registered in England