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From Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
  • Trade mark forms and fees

    List of trade mark forms and fees

  • New applications

    Section last updated: January 2021.

  • How to classify trade marks

    When applying to register a trade mark, you must use the classification system to specify the goods and/or services you'll be using it on.

  • Search UK trade mark classes

    Use this service to find goods and services that would be acceptable as part of a UK trade mark application.

  • Exceptions to copyright

    Details of the exceptions to copyright that allow limited use of copyright works without the permission of the copyright owner.

  • Non-disclosure agreements

    Use a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to keep your invention a secret when talking to others.

  • Objecting to other peoples trade marks and the legal costs

    How to object and challenge someone else's trade mark and details of any legal costs involved.

  • Patent forms and fees

    List of online and paper patent forms and fees.

  • The examination guide

    Section last updated: January 2021.

  • Trade marks manual

    The trade marks manual sets out guidance on the Intellectual Property Office work practices.

  • Trade mark series applications

    Around 40% of series applications don’t meet the requirements. We recommend you read this guide if you are considering making a series application.

  • The Classification guide

    Section last updated: January 2021.

  • Protecting your UK intellectual property abroad

    To protect your intellectual property outside of the UK, you usually need to apply in each country you want protection in.

  • University and business collaboration agreements: Lambert Toolkit

    The Lambert toolkit is for universities and companies that wish to undertake collaborative research projects with each other.

  • Unacceptable trade marks

    Examples of unacceptable trade marks around protected emblems, internet domain names and your company name.

  • Manual of trade marks practice

    The manual of trade marks practice sets out guidance on the Intellectual Property Office work practices.

  • Manual of Patent Practice

    The Manual of Patent Practice (MOPP) explains the Intellectual Property Office's practice under the Patents Act 1977.

  • Copyright Act

    The principal legislation on copyright can be found in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

  • Cross-border portability of online content services

    UK customers may not be able to access their online content services when they visit the EU.

  • Design forms and fees

    List of design forms and fees,