Services

  1. Search for a trade mark

    Look up a trade mark to see if something identical or similar to your brand is already registered.

  2. Apply to register a trade mark

    Protect your brand by registering it as a trade mark - how to apply, fees, responding to objections to your trade mark, using the ® symbol

  3. Search for a patent

    Find registered patents, patent applications and pending patents

  4. Intellectual property and your work

    What intellectual property is, how you can protect it, and which of copyright, patents, design right and trade marks applies to your work

  5. How copyright protects your work

    Who gets copyright, types of work it covers, permitted use of copyright material, how to license and sell copyright and help resolving disputes

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Trade mark forms and fees
  2. How to classify trade marks
  3. Non-disclosure agreements
  4. Patent forms and fees
  5. Exceptions to copyright
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News and communications

  1. Coronavirus important update on IPO services
  2. Temporary fee changes
  3. 1 July 2020: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees
  4. Alterations to services - trade marks and designs
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Research and statistics

  1. Facts and figures: patent, trade mark, design and hearing data 2019
  2. Intellectual Property Office – Research at IPO
  3. IP filing habits of UK Higher Education Institutions
  4. AI-assisted patent prior art searching – feasibility study
  5. Online copyright infringement tracker survey (9th Wave)
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Supplementary protection certificate waiver: no deal legislation
  2. UK implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty
  3. Implementation of the Trade Mark Directive 2015
  4. Draft regulations concerning trade secrets
  5. Collective rights management in the UK
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Intellectual Property Office Corporate Plan 2020 to 2021
  2. Register of Board Members' Interests
  3. IPO customer service standards
  4. IPO people survey results 2019
  5. IPO payments: 2020
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Explore sub-topics

  1. Copyright
  2. Designs
  3. Patents
  4. Trade marks