Corporate report

IPO Strategy 2018 to 2021

The strategy sets the framework we will use as we work to help to make the UK the most creative and innovative country in the world.


The IPO Strategy 2018


IP matters. It touches everything that makes modern life, easier, safer, prosperous and more enjoyable. Our work gives researchers, inventors and creators, whether as individuals or businesses, the confidence to invest their time, energy and money in doing something new and making life better.

We will help the UK become the most creative and innovative country in the world by:

Excellent IP services

Providing IP services for our customers is central to the IPO. To be the best we will build on our strengths in rights granting and related services, and improve our digital services and data.

Creating a world leading IP environment

The UK has a world class IP system but this is only part of the picture. We want the whole IP environment, from the legal and policy framework, to the level of IP knowledge and the ability to protect rights, to be world leading, and provide incentives to invest in innovation.

Making the IPO a brilliant place to work

The IPO is already a great place to work, but we want to make it a brilliant place. Staff can feel confident in being themselves and are dedicated to providing the best service for our customers.

Published 11 June 2018