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Protect your ideas

Looking for free information/ advice on how to best protect your ideas and brands?

Aberdeen PATLIB Centre is part of PATLIB UK, an alliance of libraries and information centres supporting inventors, entrepreneurs and businesses with access to free confidential guidance on protecting their intellectual property

Contact us for assistance and information on how to:

  • Register your trade mark/logo
  • Protect your designs
  • Patent your idea or invention
  • Safeguard your copyright

Premium search resources

Aberdeen PATLIB Centre is delighted to provide free access to the TotalPatent One research database by LexisNexis. Easily search for information on published patent specifications from over 100 patent authorities worldwide including the full text of documents from 30 authorities. This premium patent database offers multiple features and functionalities. Contact us for further details on how to gain access to this excellent resource.

Free advice, information and events

We offer a range of free events and services providing you with advice and information on protecting your intellectual property.  More information is in the business and innovation assistance leaftlet.

CIPA IP Advice Clinics

Get free advice from a CIPA registered attorney on all aspects of intellectual property at one of our free monthly 1:1 Intellectual Property Advice Clinics in our Central Library.


Discuss the optimum intellectual property protection for your business. Source free advice/ assistance in patent and trade mark searching. FREE 1 hour appointments bookable in the Central Library with our Business Librarian - afternoons 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month

Booking is essential for both services

Phone 01224 652500 or email

Free events

Register for our seminars and workshops on how you can best protect and exploit your ideas

Visit the library events page for more information

Contact details

Business and Enterprise
Central Library
Rosemount Viaduct
AB25 1GW
01224 652514
Fax. 01224 624118

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