Search help, which is targeted to the users of this website, facilitates and accelerates finding the required information.
Boolean search engine criteria can be used to perform a search on the website. Simple signs are provided in the examples given below. In case of more complicated searches, see additional information on the Boolean search engine.
Examples for performing a search:
- European patent
If you enter the words European patent without quotation marks in the search window, all documents containing at least one of these words will be displayed. In the present example all documents containing the words European, patent and European patent mark will be displayed.
- "European patent"
If you enter the words European patent in quotation marks in the search window, all documents containing the phrase European patent will be displayed. This way it is possible to search for documents that contain all search words, and also to find people by their full names.
An asterisk cannot be used for truncation in searches.