Questel DesignFinder

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Introduction

Users can search for industrial designs through the Questel platforms Orbit.com or edital.com. Coverage includes "industrial design information from major IP offices worldwide."[1] Search and navigation features of the portals include:[1]

  • Basic and expert mode
  • One record per design (multiple records for multi-design applications)
  • Full record with comprehensive thumbnails
  • Multilingual interface
  • Customizable display
  • Official and in-house information searchable
  • Direct link to IP office web services

Report features include the capability to:[1]

  • Annotate documents
  • Send formatted reports
  • Export answer sets
  • Exchange information with third parties

Finally, users can create alerts, distributed via email on a periodic basis or when new events occur, which allow access to full documents.[1]


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Industrial Design Searches." Questel website, http://www.questel.com/prodsandservices/designfinder.htm (link no longer available). Accessed August 29, 2011.

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