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15 January 2021 — Guidance
The rules governing address for service for intellectual property rights in the UK have changed.
4 January 2021 — News story
The new service can help search for the goods and services needed when applying to register a UK trade mark.
15 January 2021 — News story
Key information for customers and users of IP about how the IP system and the Intellectual Property Office will operate after the end of the transition period.
7 January 2021 — News story
Customer filing services suspended until further notice.
13 January 2021 — News story
The Intellectual Property Office’s Cracking Ideas Competition launched in October 2019. It was open to schools and young people aged 5 - 11.
7 September 2020 — Campaign
The UK has left the EU, and the transition period has now come to an end. Check the new rules and take action now.
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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.
IPO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, supported by 1 public body.
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