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A patent is a right granted to the owner of an invention that prevents others from making, using, importing or selling the invention without his permission. A patentable invention can be a product or a process that gives a new technical solution to a problem. It can also be a new method of doing things, the composition of a new product, or a technical improvement on how certain objects work.

A trade mark is a sign that you can use to distinguish your business’ goods or services from those of other traders. It can be represented graphically in the form of your company’s logo or a signature.

Where can I find patents?

Data base Field/scope Description
ETSIT Patents ETSIT Patents Access to full-text patents realted to research projects and researchers at the ETSIT.
Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas Spanish Patents Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas. Invenes data base gives access to full-text patents, trademarks, inventions, industrial designs, of registered products in Spain.
Latipat Latinamerican Patents Database that gives information about patents in Spanish and Portuguese.
European Patent Office (Espacenet) UE Patents European Paten Office. Espacenet gives free access to more tha 70 million documents related to patents worldwide, this information is about creations and technical developments from 1836 up to now.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) WIPO Patents World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Patentscope is a database that gives access to national and international paten collections (full-text).
Japan Patent Office Japan Patents Patent data base that gives access to the Japanese Patent Office.
US Patent & Trademark Office USA Patents Data base tha gives access to patents, trademarks and related documents of the Patent and Trademark Office at the USA.