Statutory guidance

Compliance periods on divisional applications

Information on changes to IPO practice involving divisional applications.



From 1 May 2023, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will change how it accords divisional applications their compliance period. This notice sets out this practice change. A set of questions and answers are provided with the publication of this notice to help you understand what this change in practice means.

Published 3 January 2023
Last updated 25 April 2023 + show all updates
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