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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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Guidance: Copyright Recordal in China

Guidance: Copyright Recordal in China

UK companies may benefit from voluntary copyright recordal as part of a China IP strategy.

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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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Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2019

Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2019

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.

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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: 6811

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6811

Publication date 4 December 2019.

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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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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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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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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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1 January 2020: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

1 January 2020: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changes on 1 January 2020.

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Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2019

Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2019

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.

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Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2019

Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2019

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.

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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: 6810

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6810

Publication date 27 November 2019.

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Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6810

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6810

Publication date 27 November 2019.

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Patent examiner vacancies at the IPO

Patent examiner vacancies at the IPO

The IPO is recruiting 20 associate patent examiners in various fields to start in September 2020.

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Decision: Designs hearing decision O/713/19

Decision: Designs hearing decision O/713/19

Outcome of request to invalidate, hearing held on 22 November 2019.

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Chapter 1: Standard Procedures

Chapter 1: Standard Procedures

Sections (1.01 - 1.58) last updated: November 2019.

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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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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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Decision: Designs hearing decision O/699/19

Decision: Designs hearing decision O/699/19

Outcome of request to invalidate, hearing held on 18 November 2019.

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Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6809

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6809

Publication date 20 November 2019.

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Guidance: Topical issues for business and consumers

Guidance: Topical issues for business and consumers

Understand how intellectual property crime and infringement occurs and impacts on businesses and consumers.

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Guidance: Protecting IP rights using the IPO intelligence hub

Guidance: Protecting IP rights using the IPO intelligence hub

Understand how the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) intelligence hub can help rights holders protect their intellectual property.

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Guidance: Protecting IP rights using the IPO intelligence hub

Guidance: Protecting IP rights using the IPO intelligence hub

Understand how the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) intelligence hub can 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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Form: Application to register an International trade mark

Form: Application to register an International trade mark

Use this form to file your application to register an International Registration governed exclusively by the Madrid Protocol.

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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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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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Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6808

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6808

Publication date 13 November 2019.

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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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The IPO is moving its London office

The IPO is moving its London office

The IPO London office address changes on 18 November 2019.

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Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2019

Detailed guide: Requests for opinions: 2019

Information about opinions requests we have received this year.

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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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Guidance: Filing evidence about an application or in tribunal proceedings

Guidance: Filing evidence about an application or in tribunal proceedings

Details on how to file evidence regarding your trade mark or during tribunal proceedings.

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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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Promotional material: IPO events calendar

Promotional material: IPO events calendar

Events which have an intellectual property or business focus.

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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: 6807

Notice: Patent Journal special notices: 6807

Publication date 6 November 2019.

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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: Intellectual Property Office: structure chart

Transparency data: Intellectual Property Office: structure chart

The structure and roles of senior management at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

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