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Notice: Trade marks and designs: hearing diaries

Notice: Trade marks and designs: hearing diaries

Details of all scheduled trade mark (unless otherwise specified) procedural hearings, main hearings and appeals to the appointed person.

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Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6875

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6875

Publication date 24 February 2021.

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Detailed guide: Requests to amend a patent after grant

Detailed guide: Requests to amend a patent after grant

Applications received to amend the specification of a patent under sections 27 and 75 before the court and the Office.

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Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Information about opinions requests we have received this year

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Detailed guide: Search UK trade mark classes

Detailed guide: 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.

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IPO new search UK trade mark classes service now available

IPO new search UK trade mark classes service now available

The new service can help search for the goods and services needed when applying to register a UK trade mark.

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Detailed guide: Copyright: orphan works

Detailed guide: Copyright: orphan works

How to get permission to copy a creative work for which the right holder(s) cannot be found ie an orphan work.

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Transparency data: IPO payments: 2021

Transparency data: IPO payments: 2021

The Intellectual Property Office publishes the data on all payments regardless of size on a monthly basis.

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Transparency data: IPO payments: 2020

Transparency data: IPO payments: 2020

The Intellectual Property Office publishes the data on all payments regardless of size on a monthly basis.

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Detailed guide: Requests to amend a patent after grant

Detailed guide: Requests to amend a patent after grant

Applications received to amend the specification of a patent under sections 27 and 75 before the court and the Office.

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Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6874

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6874

Publication date 17 February 2021.

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Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Information about opinions requests we have received this year

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IPO new search UK trade mark classes service now available

IPO new search UK trade mark classes service now available

The new service can help search for the goods and services needed when applying to register a UK trade mark.

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Detailed guide: Search UK trade mark classes

Detailed guide: 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.

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Detailed guide: Copyright: orphan works

Detailed guide: Copyright: orphan works

How to get permission to copy a creative work for which the right holder(s) cannot be found ie an orphan work.

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Detailed guide: Requests to amend a patent after grant

Detailed guide: Requests to amend a patent after grant

Applications received to amend the specification of a patent under sections 27 and 75 before the court and the Office.

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Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6873

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6873

Publication date 10 February 2021.

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Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6873

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6873

Publication date 10 February 2021.

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Promotional material: IPO events calendar

Promotional material: IPO events calendar

Events which have an intellectual property or business focus.

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Decision: Trade mark disputes: unpaid costs orders

Decision: Trade mark disputes: unpaid costs orders

A list of unpaid costs following inter parte hearings about intellectual property

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Notice: Trade marks and designs: hearing diaries

Notice: Trade marks and designs: hearing diaries

Details of all scheduled trade mark (unless otherwise specified) procedural hearings, main hearings and appeals to the appointed person.

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Notice: References to the Court of Justice of the European Union

Notice: References to the Court of Justice of the European Union

We provide advice to Ministers, who decide whether the UK should submit observations and intervene in Court of Justice (CJ) cases concerning IP.

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Guidance: Process for applying to register for a trade mark

Guidance: Process for applying to register for a trade mark

In order to better understand the process of applying for a trade mark, we recommend you view the trade mark timeline.

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Detailed guide: Requests to amend a patent after grant

Detailed guide: Requests to amend a patent after grant

Applications received to amend the specification of a patent under sections 27 and 75 before the court and the Office.

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Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6872

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6872

Publication date 3 February 2021.

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Promotional material: IPO events calendar

Promotional material: IPO events calendar

Events which have an intellectual property or business focus.

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Notice: Trade marks and designs: hearing diaries

Notice: Trade marks and designs: hearing diaries

Details of all scheduled trade mark (unless otherwise specified) procedural hearings, main hearings and appeals to the appointed person.

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Statutory guidance: Design right sections: Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

Statutory guidance: Design right sections: Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

An unofficial consolidated version of the Design right (unregistered) sections of part 3 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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Statutory guidance: Registered Designs Act and Rules

Statutory guidance: Registered Designs Act and Rules

The Registered Designs Act 1949 is the current law for the registration of designs and the protection of registered designs in the UK.

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Statutory guidance: Trade Marks Rules

Statutory guidance: Trade Marks Rules

The Trade Marks Rules 2008 set out the detailed procedures under the Trade Marks Act 1994, and came into force on 1 October 2008.

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Statutory guidance: Trade Marks Act 1994

Statutory guidance: Trade Marks Act 1994

The Trade Marks Act 1994 make up part of the trade mark legislation in the UK.

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Statutory guidance: Copyright Act

Statutory guidance: Copyright Act

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

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Notice: Patents: hearing diary

Notice: Patents: hearing diary

Details of all patent hearings that are scheduled.

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Coronavirus important update on IPO services

Coronavirus important update on IPO services

Following government advice on coronavirus, we have limited access to IPO buildings. We have strong plans in place to maintain services for customers.

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Changes to online trade mark application form

Changes to online trade mark application form

From today you will see some improvements to the online trade mark application form.

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Official Statistics: Monthly statistics: Patents, trade marks, and designs: November 2020

Official Statistics: Monthly statistics: Patents, trade marks, and designs: November 2020

These statistics include monthly data for designs, patents, trade marks.

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Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2020

Information about opinions requests we have received this year

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Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6871

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6871

Publication date 27 January 2021.

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Guidance: How the IPO will carry out investigation and enforcement activities

Guidance: How the IPO will carry out investigation and enforcement activities

The Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016: how the IPO will carry out investigation and enforcement activities.

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Guidance: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights on e commerce stores

Guidance: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights on e commerce stores

Understand how Alibaba, Amazon, eBay and Facebook help rights holders protect their intellectual property

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Notice: Patents: hearing diary

Notice: Patents: hearing diary

Details of all patent hearings that are scheduled.

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Promotional material: IPO events calendar

Promotional material: IPO events calendar

Events which have an intellectual property or business focus.

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Chapter 22: Section 74B Reviews of opinions

Chapter 22: Section 74B Reviews of opinions

Sections (22.01 to 22.21) last updated: January 2021

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Tribunal Patents Manual (online version)

Tribunal Patents Manual (online version)

The Tribunal Patents Manual explains the Intellectual Property Office's practice under the Patents Act 1977.

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Guidance: Applications for reviews on patent opinions

Guidance: Applications for reviews on patent opinions

Information about applications received for the review of an patent opinion.

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