The Centre for Patents and Standards

The Centre for Patents and Standards

The Centre for Patents and Standards ('Patent- und Normenzentrum' in German, abbreviated to 'PNZ') provides information and services surrounding industrial property rights, such as patents, utility models, trademarks and designs. We offer research support and workshops to students and researchers at universities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. As the PNZ is a public facility, our services are also available to SMEs and research facilities, as well as private persons interested in industrial property rights.

Existing standards and guidelines can be viewed free of charge at the Centre's Standards Information Point.

Opening Hours

Mon. 10:00 - 14:00
Tue. 09:00 - 11:30 and 13:00 - 18:00
Wed. 09:00 - 11:30 and 13:00 - 16:00
Thu. 09:00 - 14:00
Fri. appointments on request

If you cannot find us, please contact a member of staff at the information desk on the ground floor. They can help you with basic questions.

For comprehensive advice and to arrange research requests, please make an appointment with us. Appointments are available outside the specified service hours.


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Universitätsbibliothek Rostock
Campusbibliothek Südstadt
Albert-Einstein-Straße 6
18059 Rostock

Karte Campusbibliothek Südstadt



Our Team

Dr. Erik Schreiber

Dr. Erik Schreiber

Tel.: +49 381 498-8671

  • Patent Researcher
Christian Tholen
  • Patent Researcher
  • Standards
  • Patent Researcher
Anke Rüdel

Anke Ruedel

Tel.: +49 381 498-8674

  • Standards
  • Information



Partners and Network

The Center of Patents and Standards is an official cooperative partner of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and a member of the European PATLIB network. We are also part of PIZnet, a German network of patent information centres.


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