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PIZnet, the joint Internet site for German patent information centres


  • Kuckartz, Michael


The objective of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Patentinformationszentren e.V. (The Association of German Patent Information Centres) is to encourage the ongoing development of the centres and to achieve broader public dissemination of industrial property rights information. Since use of the Internet has steadily increased amongst wide sections of the public in recent years, and since patent offices have taken steps to give the public free access to patent information, the association has set up a Germany-wide network known as PIZnet ("PIZ" standing for "patent information centres" in German) in co-operation with the Federal Printing Office. This network includes a presentation on all German patent information centres and the services they provide, it answers questions on the patent system, publishes offers of licences, and covers much else besides.

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  • Kuckartz, Michael, 1999. "PIZnet, the joint Internet site for German patent information centres," World Patent Information, Elsevier, vol. 21(4), pages 271-273, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:worpat:v:21:y:1999:i:4:p:271-273

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