Intellectual Property Office: privacy notices

Privacy notices regarding personal data processed by the IPO for the administration of IP rights, or data processed under a contract or consent.


Personal information charter


These privacy notices will help you to understand

  • what personal data the IPO collects about you
  • how the IPO uses this personal data
  • what rights you have regarding the personal data we hold about you

If you have any questions, or would like to enforce any of your rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer:

DSIT Data Protection Officer
Department for Science Innovation and Technology
1 Victoria Street


Published 16 May 2018
Last updated 6 June 2023 + show all updates
  1. Privacy notice for children added.

  2. Privacy notice for personal data processed in the IPOs Procurement Service added.

  3. Privacy notice for employees of an organisation which is a tenant of the IPO updated to include new section Processing using your consent added.

  4. Privacy notice for personal data processed when administering funding support to businesses (IP) added.

  5. Privacy notices for Consultations, Administration of IP rights, Contract and consent, Visitors and Tenants updated.

  6. Privacy notice for register for a webinar or live broadcast event at the Intellectual Property Office added.

  7. New section on Publication of IP rights added.

  8. Privacy Notice for IPO social media updated.

  9. Updates to all privacy notices and new privacy notices 'IPO social media' and 'Freedom of Information requests and Subject Access Requests' added.

  10. Privacy notice for employees of an organisation which is a tenant of the IPO added.

  11. Privacy notice added for consultations and engagement.

  12. GDPR compliance statement added.

  13. First published.