Assisted Research Services on site



Please arrange an appointment for the reasearch via phone +49 241 80-94480 with us.


It is not possible to make appointments for your own searches during the lockdown until at least January 10, 2021. Please use our Assisted Online Research .

Alternatively, you can order your searches on industrial property rights or standards from us. Please use our order forms for this purpose.


Databases in the PNZ

Commercial databases offer convenient search options and special features in contrast to the freely available search offers.

No knowledge of search languages is necessary, large numbers of hits can be quickly viewed and a convenient selection can be made for further processing.

In addition to analysis options of the hit lists (applicant, technology area, time, etc.), the commercial databases offer, among other things, working with the search history, setting up search profiles and automatic search queries.

At the PNZ we have the following databases, among others, ready for you:


Patents, Utility Models

Orbit Copyright: Questel

Orbit: The Orbit database is a professional patent and utility model database from Questel. It is updated daily, 54 million patent families and well over 100 million patents and utility models can be searched. It offers many features to perform a professional prior art or novelty search.

  PatSnap Copyright: PatSnap

PatSnap: The PatSnap database is a professional patent database. It is a platform for artificial intelligence and machine learning that connects millions of innovation and IP data points across industries, providing a convenient search environment.

  PatSelect Copyright: Serviva

PatSelect 4.0: The database PatSelect 4.0 is a broad patent and utility model database. It contains the bibliographic data, an abstract, the main claim and, if available, a drawing for each stock (DE, EP, WO, US, JP, CN, KR). The full texts can be accessed via links.


Trade Marks / Design

Cedelex Logo Copyright: SMD

Cedelex: The database Cedelex is a professional trademark and design database with German, European and international trademarks and designs. It contains very good search options for similarity and design searches. The results can be individually sorted, displayed and output.