Patents, trademarks, registered designs, and copyright
Manchester Patent Library is part of PATLIB, a network of public libraries and information centres that provides regional access to patent information services and expertise, also promoting intellectual property to businesses and their local community.
The network is supported by the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office. The British Library maintain a comprehensive gateway website to information sources on intellectual property.
Services to support your bright ideas
You can patent an invention only if it's new world-wide. 80% of inventions in patent databases have not appeared anywhere else, so it is vital that a patent search is done.
- Search facilities - is your idea new? We can help. Contact email@example.com or call 0161 234 1991
- Expert confidential advice. Book an appointment at our Patent Clinic
- Useful information and recommended web sites for innovators
- Peer support, informative speakers and shared experiences at Manchester Inventors' Group