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Links

Here are some links to sites which we think you'll find helpful. For obvious reasons, we cannot take any responsibility for the content of any of the sites unconnected with Forresters.

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Renewals providers

Computer Patent Anniuities Limited - www.cpaglobal.com

 

Intellectual property offices & international IP organisations

UK Intellectual Property Office - www.ipo.gov.uk
European Patent Office - www.epo.org
Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market - http://oami.europa.eu/en
US Patent and Trademark Office - www.uspto.gov
World Intellectual Property Organization - www.wipo.int
Directory of Worldwide Intellectual Property Offices - www.wipo.int/directory/en/urls.jsp

 

Professional bodies

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys - www.cipa.org.uk
The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys - www.itma.org.uk
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office - www.patentepi.com

 

Other useful sites: resources & basic search engines

Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce & Industry - www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk
London Chamber of Commerce & Industry - www.londonchamber.co.uk
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce - www.birmingham-chamber.com
Black Country Chamber of Commerce - www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk

List of EPO Member States - www.epo.org/about-us/epo/member-states.html
List of PCT ('International Patents') Member States - www.wipo.int/pct/guide/en/gdvol1/annexes/annexa/ax_a.pdf
List of Madrid Protocol ('International Trade Marks') Member States - www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ShowResults.jsp?lang=en&treaty_id=8
List of European Union Member States - http://europa.eu/abc/european_countries/index_en.htm
Free GB patent searching through 60 million patents, worldwide - http://www.epo.org/searching/free/espacenet.html
Basic UK and European Community Trade Mark Search - http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/tm/t-manage/t-abroad.htm
UK Companies House - http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/