Guidance

Changes to patents worksharing: business guidance

An overview of the changes to patents worksharing taking place on 1 October 2014.

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Business guidance on changes to patents worksharing

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The Intellectual Property Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014.

The Act includes a measure that will allow the Intellectual Property Office to share pre-publication patent information with other patent offices around the world, from 1 October 2014 onwards.

This guidance is intended to help explain this change to patent applicants and representatives.

Published 11 July 2014