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Patents, trademarks, and designs

Assistance with patents, trademarks, and design

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Database search can be a significant source of inspiration and provide overview and clarification in connection with idea and product development, as well as assessment of business potential.

Aalborg University library offers the following services to researchers and students at AAU:

  • Targeted information search that provides an overview of existing designs, trademarks, and patents.
  • Assistance with assessment of your options regarding patents, trademarks, and designs.
  • Access to specific databases that contains existing patents, trademarks, and designs.

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(We are unable to assist you with actual patenting. Researchers and students at Aalborg University should contact The AAU Technology Transfer Office. Others should contact The Danish Patent and Trademark Office).

Patent services

  • Search assistance focusing on screening, validity, and novelty value
  • Workshops with patent search specialists



Search patents online

The library gives access to a number of patent databases, where you can search for existing patents. Follow the link below, select "content types" then "patents", and move on to the databases.

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Patent assistance and networks

Relevant links regarding protection and commercialization of inventions, trademarks, and designs, as well as inspiration and networks regarding innovation and entrepreneurship.
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