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Search services

Carrying out various kinds of patent and trademark searches is one to the most required services as far as the public is concerned. Professional searchers of the IPO CZ can work either with the classic collections of the patent documents or with patent databases stored on CD/DVD and also with selected online databases contained in the foreign database centers. Last but not least a significant searches source is the Internet with freely accessible databases.

The IPO CZ has access to the following database centers:

• Questel-Orbit (France)
• STN International (Germany)
• Dialog (USA)
• EP - Epoque

A specialized workplace located in the IPO CZ reading room offers access to the database of national documents, which consists of patent, utility model and industrial design applications, accepted by the Office after January 1, 1986. It is possible to inquire concrete documents according to its number (e. g. status of the patent application procedure) and carry out factual searches according to author’s name and selected criteria (e. g. expressions of document title, possibly symbols of the IPC). Searches for trademarks are carried out in the system of the national trademarks and further in Madrid Monitor database which comprises all trademarks registered according to the Madrid Agreement at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. The searches can be performed according to wording of the trademark, its representation or according to all bibliographic data inclusive of the international classification of figurative elements (Vienna Agreement) and international classification of goods and services (Nice Agreement).

Patent Information Department accepts orders sent by mail, per fax, telephone and e-mail to the address:

Industrial Property Office
Patent Information Department
Antonína Čermáka 2a
160 68 Praha 6 – Bubeneč

tel.: +420 220 383 120, +420 220 383 430

fax: +420 224 311 566
e-mail: objednavky@upv.gov.cz

In all orders the following must be indicated:

  • customer address
  • order number / reference
  • way of payment (paying-in slip, invoice, cash on delivery)
  • IČO, DIČ, optionally special requirements to billing