Below you can find our beta tool to assist the layperson in orphan works diligent searches. Our calculator walks you through the necessary steps of a diligent search and asks you to look at sources to determine if a work is an orphan work under the European Orphan Works Directive. After a successful orphan works determination you can submit a downloadable search report to your local orphan works authority. This authority can then publish your report on the Orphan Works Database at the European Intellectual Property Office.
Please note: This is a beta version of our platform, functionality might change, this might include the loss of your saved diligent search.
Have a look at our manual for tips and tricks, if this is the first time that you use this tool.