Brewing Patents Limited

Scope and Content

Memorandum and articles of association; documents relating to work and administration of the company; patent applications.

Administrative / Biographical History

Brewing Patents Limited was established by The Brewers' Society in 1954 in order to apply for and hold patents, grant licences to members of the Society to use the patents, and to receive any licence fees. The work of the company was later expanded to include a 'Patent Watching Service' and opposition to patents that might cause problems for members of the Brewers' Society.

In 1976 control of Brewing Patents Ltd was transferred from the Brewers' Society to the Brewing Research Foundation.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Beer and Pub Association on 19 March 2001.

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Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds archives for the Country Brewers' Society (MSS.420/CB), the Brewers' Society (MSS.420/BS), the National Trade Defence Association (MSS.420/NT), Research Property Company Ltd (MSS.420/RC), Review Press Ltd (MSS.420/RP), Bedfordshire Brewers' Association (MSS.420/BB), and the Kent Brewers' Union (MSS.420/KB).

The Oxford Brookes University Library holds the National Brewing Library.