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New applications and amended patents in the UK
The UK patents journal contains details of new UK patent applications and changes to the register.
Search patents in Jersey and Guernsey
Use the Jersey patents register to search for patents in Jersey.
Use the Guernsey patents register to search for patents in Guernsey.
New applications in Guernsey
The Guernsey patents journal contains details of new patent applications in Guernsey.
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Use Espacenet patent search to check for published patent applications and registered patents.
The database includes both worldwide UK patents and details about:
- filed documents
- countries where the patent applies