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. Non-disclosure agreements
  3. Exceptions to copyright
  4. Patent forms and fees
  5. Copyright notice: digital images, photographs and the internet
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News and communications

  1. Company Names Tribunal decision: Oracle Recruits Ltd
  2. Trade mark disputes: unpaid costs orders
  3. UK IPO’s Tim Moss named as top 50 IP influencer
  4. Designs hearing decision O/749/18
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Research and statistics

  1. Research into designs infringement
  2. 3D printing and intellectual property futures
  3. Survey of innovation and patent use
  4. Online copyright infringement tracker survey (8th Wave)
  5. International comparison of approaches to online copyright enforcement
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. UK implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty
  2. Collective rights management in the UK
  3. Intellectual Property: Tangle Teezer
  4. Intellectual Property: These Please
  5. Intellectual Property: Brompton
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. IPO diversity and inclusion report for 2017-2018
  2. IPO payments: 2018
  3. IPO customer service standards
  4. Intellectual Property Office: structure chart
  5. IPO: patent data
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