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Thursday 23 April 2009

Tour of Patent Offices - The Netherlands

After posting a bit about the Netherlands in the last few weeks, and because the tulip season is on, the SPC Blog is devoting a little bit of time to the Netherlands Patent Office site.

General information about SPCs can be found here. But the most useful thing is the register. Access to the register is by registration and login only, either as a non-professional (2 week registration) or as a professional (access to detailed search opportunities and the queries can be saved for retrieval later). It's pretty comprehensive, albeit in Dutch, but you can make out what you're looking for by clicking the English language side-bars.

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