Business Information in Central Library can also provide anyone wanting to start up your business in Portsmouth with books and information on management and employment, business plans, bookkeeping and finance, or running a particular business – such as a pub or a nursery.
Understanding intellectual property
Intellectual property lets people own the work they create, whether it’s a song you compose, jewellery you design or the name you call your business.
Portsmouth Central Library is part of PATLIB UK, an alliance of libraries supporting inventors and entrepreneurs with specialist patent and intellectual property information and services. We can provide help searching databases or printed materials, as well as access:
- online patents, designs and trademarks from 1900s onwards
- books and leaflets on applying for IP and legal aspects of copyright
You will need to book an appointment for the patent service by emailing email@example.com.
The UK Intellectual Property Office can help you get the right intellectual protection for your creation or invention, be it patent, design, trademark or copyright.
Useful links about different aspects of business
New businesses might like to consult:
There is more support for businesses in Portsmouth on the council’s business pages.