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Guidance: Changes to design and trade mark law if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

Guidance: Changes to design and trade mark law if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

Changes to registered design, design rights and international design and trade mark law if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

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Guidance: Changes to design and trade mark law if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

Guidance: Changes to design and trade mark law if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

Changes to registered design, design rights and international design and trade mark law if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

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Guidance: Changes to trade mark law in the event of Brexit without a withdrawal agreement.

Guidance: Changes to trade mark law in the event of Brexit without a withdrawal agreement.

This guidance sets out the changes we are making to trade mark law if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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Guidance: Changes to trade mark law in the event of Brexit without a withdrawal agreement.

Guidance: Changes to trade mark law in the event of Brexit without a withdrawal agreement.

This guidance sets out the changes we are making to trade mark law if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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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: Patent Journal special notices: 6800

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6800

Publication date 18 September 2019.

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Detailed guide: Intellectual property mediation

Detailed guide: Intellectual property mediation

Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution and may help you resolve an intellectual property dispute.

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Heads of IPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patents system

Heads of IPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patents system

Heads of offices meet to discuss the global patent system with top IP professionals at patents showcase event in London.

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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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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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Get Ready for Brexit on 31 October

Get Ready for Brexit on 31 October

Find out how to prepare your business for Brexit on 31 October 2019.

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Guidance: Exhaustion of intellectual property rights if there’s a no deal Brexit

Guidance: Exhaustion of intellectual property rights if there’s a no deal Brexit

How the exhaustion of intellectual property rights would be affected if there’s a no-deal Brexit

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Guidance: IP and Brexit: the facts

Guidance: IP and Brexit: the facts

Facts on the future of intellectual property laws following the decision that the UK will leave the EU.

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Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6799

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6799

Publication date 11 September 2019.

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Guidance: UK China Intellectual Property Newsletter

Guidance: UK China Intellectual Property Newsletter

On the 16th of every month we publish two newsletters covering recent intellectual property (IP) developments in China and in the UK/EU.

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First UK multimedia motion mark revealed by IPO on British IP Day

First UK multimedia motion mark revealed by IPO on British IP Day

Toshiba is the first organisation to have its distinctive multimedia 'motion' mark registered under changes to UK trade mark law implemented in January 2019.

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First UK multimedia motion mark revealed by IPO on British IP Day

First UK multimedia motion mark revealed by IPO on British IP Day

Toshiba is the first organisation to have its distinctive multimedia 'motion' mark registered under changes to UK trade mark law implemented in January 2019.

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UK overseas intellectual property attaché network

UK overseas intellectual property attaché network

Thinking of doing business in South East Asia, China, Brazil and India? Help and advice is available through our IP liaison officers (attaches).

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IPO annual report 2018 to 2019 reveals a record breaking year

IPO annual report 2018 to 2019 reveals a record breaking year

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has issued its annual report for 2018-2019 highlighting record levels of applications and engagement with more than 90 thousand businesses.

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IP Health Check new enforcement module

IP Health Check   new enforcement module

The IPO has launched a new enforcement module as part of its popular IP Health Check.

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Supporting UK Business

Supporting UK Business

Keynote speech from IP Minister, Chris Skidmore at the Alibaba Business and Intellectual Property Rights Protection Summit.

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Regional policy vacancy at the IPO

Regional policy vacancy at the IPO

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking to recruit an IP Policy Advisor in Oxfordshire.

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Patent examiner vacancies at the IPO

Patent examiner vacancies at the IPO

The IPO is recruiting 15 patent examiners in various fields to start in September 2019.

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Standing Counsel for the Comptroller General of patents, designs and trade marks

Standing Counsel for the Comptroller General of patents, designs and trade marks

The Attorney General is recruiting to fill an existing vacancy providing the Comptroller with advice and to act on his behalf before the Courts.

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UK China Cooperation on Intellectual Property

UK China Cooperation on Intellectual Property

The UK aims to promote the non-discriminatory and transparent application of IP rules within national IP regimes.

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Intellectual Property Minister speaks of the importance of ensuring UK IP remains some of the best in the world

Intellectual Property Minister speaks of the importance of ensuring UK IP remains some of the best in the world

Chris Skidmore has spoken at the Managing IP Forum where he has spoken of his commitment to protect and strengthen the UK IP system.

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Intellectual Property: Satureyes Photography

Intellectual Property: Satureyes Photography

Photographer and film maker, Rick Bronks heads up Satureyes Media and shares how he protects his copyright.

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Division and merger of international trade mark registrations.

Division and merger of international trade mark registrations.

From 1 February 2019, WIPO are implementing changes to the Madrid Protocol to allow the filing of Divisions and Mergers of the division.

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UK ranks 2nd place in the 7th annual US Global IP Index

UK ranks 2nd place in the 7th annual US Global IP Index

The UK ranks 2nd place in the independent US Chambers of Commerce Global IP index out of 50 countries.

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Trade marks: delays to notification emails

Trade marks: delays to notification emails

If you are applying for a trade mark, it may take longer than normal to receive your notification email.

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UK implementation of the Trade Mark Directive 2015 comes into force

UK implementation of the Trade Mark Directive 2015 comes into force

From 14 January 2019, changes are being made to the Trade Marks Act.

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Intellectual property clinics

Intellectual property clinics

Do you need legal support in relation to your intellectual property?

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1 January 2019: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

1 January 2019: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changed on 1 January 2019.

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UK IPO’s Tim Moss named as top 50 IP influencer

UK IPO’s Tim Moss named as top 50 IP influencer

Managing IP Magazine has listed the IPO's CEO Tim Moss as one of the top 50 most influential people in IP in the world.

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Information Centre and filing services over the festive period

Information Centre and filing services over the festive period

Availability of our Information Centre and our filing services over the festive season.

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British public urged to be aware of poppy merchandise scams

British public urged to be aware of poppy merchandise scams

The Intellectual Property Office and The Royal British Legion warn consumers ahead of Remembrance 2018.

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Communications boost for business

Communications boost for business

Communication initiative increases intellectual property awareness and encourages customers to protect their rights.

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Consultation on an application to operate an ECL scheme

Consultation on an application to operate an ECL scheme

The CLA has applied to the government for a licence to operate an ECL scheme

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1 January 2018: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

1 January 2018: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changes on 1 January 2018.

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Crimestoppers campaign funded by the IPO and industry partners

Crimestoppers campaign funded by the IPO and industry partners

IPO and industry partners have joined together to raise awareness of the risks involved in using illicit streaming devices.

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Changes to patents fees come into force on 6 April 2018.

Changes to patents fees come into force on 6 April 2018.

The rules make changes to some existing patents fees and introduce some new fees for lengthy patent applications.

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UK delegation to China looks to build on IP partnerships

UK delegation to China looks to build on IP partnerships

Tim Moss, Chief Executive of the UK Intellectual Property Office has returned from China after leading a successful business delegation to the country.

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IPO customer visit programme 2016 to 2017

IPO customer visit programme 2016 to 2017

The IPO customer visit team has published its annual report.

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Changes to the trade mark search tool

Changes to the trade mark search tool

Through our commitment to continuous improvement, we’ve made a few additional enhancements.

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