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Belgium: Intellectual Property Documentation

The following is a detailed list of the Belgian intellectual property documentation held within the British Library IP collection.

Material on this list may only be available in French or Flemish. We cannot translate items for you.

Intellectual Property stock locations

IP Open Access: Always available in the Business & IP Centre

IP Reserve South: In secure storage, can be delivered to the Centre in typically 1-3 hours

IP Reserve North: In secure storage, can be delivered to the Centre in 48+ hours. If a nine-digit number is shown under "location", these can be ordered for use in the Centre by registered readers through Explore the British Library. Please type the number into the Explore search box to rapidly retrieve the record.

IP Reserve Material cannot be ordered for same-day delivery after 16:00. Sometimes the service may not be available all day on Saturday due to staffing. Some Reserve Material may not be available at times due to stock movements. Please contact us before your visit to check.


Patents: Office Belge de la Propriété Intellectuelle / Belgische Dienst voor de Intellectuele Eigendom

Trade Marks and Registered Designs: Office Benelux de la Propriété Intellectuelle / Benelux Bureau voor de Intellectuele Eigendom


Patent Specifications

Specifications: (A specs)1002342 - 2011CD/DVDIP Reserve North
 1000001 - 1006245MicroformIP Reserve North
 646053 - 906171MicroformIP Reserve North
 573101 - 620000MicroformIP Reserve North
Concordance of patent and microfilm reel numbers is available in IP Open Access
 493079 - 796000PaperIP Reserve North (015268632)

Patent Databases

EPATRAS (information and translations for EP documents valid in Belgium)1978 - to dateOnline

Indexes and Abstracts

Recueil des Brevets d'Invention (annual to monthly classified abridgements and, until 1970, name indexes)1997 - to dateFrench / Flemish
 1897 - 1999PaperIP Reserve South
Recueil Spécial des Brevets d'Invention (annual classified abridgements and name indexes)1854 - 1896PaperIP Reserve South
Catalogue des Brevets d'Invention (single volume of classified abridgements and name indexes)1830 - 1854PaperIP Reserve South
Journal des Brevets (unofficial abridgement publication)1906 - 1912PaperIP Reserve South
Derwent Belgian Patents Report Delayed OPI597116 - 677083PaperIP Reserve South
Derwent Belgian patents Report Delayed and Non-Delayed OPI677189 - 1975PaperIP Reserve South
Belgian Patent Abstracts1976 - 1977PaperIP Reserve South
Belgian Patent Abstracts: Section P-R1977 - 1989PaperIP Reserve South
Belgian Patent Abstracts: Section A-X1989 - 1995PaperIP Reserve South
Belgian Patent Abstracts: Section C-H1977 - 1983PaperIP Reserve South
Derwent World Patent Abstracts1975 - 1998PaperIP Reserve North
Recueil des brevets d'Invention Tables (name and class list, other tables, shelved with journal in 1970 and 1993 - 1999)1970 - 1999PaperIP Reserve South

Official Journals

Table des demandes / Tabel van de octrooiaanvragen (monthly application lists in numerical order and title alphabetical order)2001 - to dateFrench / Flemish
Patent Lists1879 - 1922PaperIP Reserve South
Register of Titles1854 - 1856PaperIP Reserve South

Miscellaneous Patent Publications

Number Lists with IPC classifications650001 - 674750PaperIP Reserve South
Register of Specifications Received on Microfilm PaperIP Reserve South
Revue Gevers des Brevets (classified lists)1961 - 1986PaperIP Reserve South
Recueil des Brevets d'Invention Supplement (announcements of lapsed or expired patents)1948 - 1969PaperIP Reserve South
Brevets Annulés Pour Défaut de Paiement (lapsed and expired patents)1871 - 1907PaperIP Reserve South
IPC3 Subclass list in French and FlemishunmarkedPaperIP Open Access

Trade Marks

Recueil Officiel des Marques de Fabriques (includes name indexes)1879 - 1970PaperIP Reserve South
(From 1970 Belgian trade marks were included in the Benelux international trade mark system)