Publication scheme

Each government department has a publication scheme, which makes information available to the public about how it operates and how it spends its budget.

This is the Intellectual Property Office publication scheme, drawn up under Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The aim of the Publication scheme is to define those classes of information that we routinely publish. The scheme is therefore relatively high level so for more individual documents please browse the website under the relevant subject areas.

The Publication scheme Intellectual Property Office Publication Scheme (PDF, 336KB, 17 pages) sets out:

  • classes of information we publish as a matter of course
  • how this information will be published
  • whether the information is available free of charge or on payment

Please note that the re-use of information published on the website is subject to Crown Copyright restrictions.