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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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Higher executive officer role available at the Intellectual Property Office

Higher executive officer role available at the Intellectual Property Office

A policy advisor role is now available in our Copyright Legal Frameworks Team

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IPO named one of UK's most family friendly employers

IPO named one of UK's most family friendly employers

Top 30 employers announced by the work-life balance charity Working Families.

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Criminal law changes to online copyright infringement

Criminal law changes to online copyright infringement

The maximum sentence for online copyright infringement has changed from two years to ten years.?

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IP (Unjustified Threats) Act comes into force

IP (Unjustified Threats) Act comes into force

From 1 October 2017, changes will be made to the law on unjustified threats of infringement

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Use a website address instead a registered design number

Use a website address instead a registered design number

Designers can now use a website address to show their products are protected by registered designs.

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British Day and EU Legislative Reform workshop

British Day and EU Legislative Reform workshop

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) British Day and EU Legislative Reform workshop.

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Deputy Chief Economist role

Deputy Chief Economist role

The IPO’s mission is to ensure that the full potential of ideas, knowledge and creativity is realised for the benefit of the economy and society.

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China IP Roadshow 2017

China IP Roadshow 2017

China Attaché, Tom Duke, will be running a UK-wide intellectual property roadshow from 18 to 20 September 2017.

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Process for applying to register a trade mark

Process for applying to register a trade mark

To help our customers better understand how to apply for a trade mark, we've developed a trade mark timeline.

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Process for applying to register a trade mark

Process for applying to register a trade mark

To help our customers better understand how to apply for a trade mark, we've developed a trade mark timeline.

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Customer research manager vacancy at the IPO

Customer research manager vacancy at the IPO

This post will support the work of customer insight in transforming services. Closing date for applications is 4 July 2017.

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Enforcement Landscape Review: tender specification

Enforcement Landscape Review: tender specification

The IPO is inviting fresh bids for research into the effectiveness of the UK’s enforcement framework.

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Tracking the status and events of a trade mark

Tracking the status and events of a trade mark

As part of our ongoing work to improve our digital services, we are making changes to the current trade mark eAlerts service.

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Open Rights Group campaign

Open Rights Group campaign

Government response to the Open Rights Group campaign regarding copyright criminal offence measures contained within the Digital Economy Bill 2016.

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Illicit IPTV streaming devices: call for views

Illicit IPTV streaming devices: call for views

IPO calls for views on whether there is any need for legislative change to deal with the issue of illicit IPTV streaming devices.

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Domain name scam

Domain name scam

Information about the latest domain name scam and what you should do if you receive a phone call.

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Regional policy vacancies at the IPO

Regional policy vacancies at the IPO

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking to recruit 2 Business Support Policy Advisors in Birmingham and Manchester.

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IP connect newsletter: January 2017

IP connect newsletter: January 2017

Monthly newsletter designed to keep you in touch with policy based activity and news at the Intellectual Property Office.

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Get It Right from a Genuine Site copyright campaign update

Get It Right from a Genuine Site copyright campaign update

An update on the Get It Right from a Genuine Site copyright awareness campaign and why ISPs are sending educational alerts.

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Digital Technology vacancies at the IPO

Digital Technology vacancies at the IPO

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking to recruit a number of IT professionals.

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1 January 2017: Changes to the NICE classification system

1 January 2017: Changes to the NICE classification system

The 11th edition of the international classification of goods and services (NICE Classification system) will come into force on 1 January 2017.

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Don't have a fake Christmas

Don't have a fake Christmas

Watch our videos to understand the dangers of buying counterfeit goods this Christmas.

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1 January 2017: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

1 January 2017: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changes on 1 January 2017.

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Intellectual property clinics

Intellectual property clinics

Free intellectual property (IP) advice from an IP Attorney.

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Responding to trade mark examination letters

Responding to trade mark examination letters

As part of our ongoing work to improve our digital services, we are implementing changes to two of our trade mark services.

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Call for views: Modernising the European copyright framework

Call for views: Modernising the European copyright framework

Intellectual Property Office calls for views on the European Commission’s draft legislation to modernise the European copyright framework.

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1 November 2016: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

1 November 2016: Update to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fee structure changing on 1 November 2016.

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Changes to the Patents Rules

Changes to the Patents Rules

Information for business on the changes to the Patents Rules 2007.

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Good news for designers!

Good news for designers!

It is now cheaper to register and maintain your designs with new, cheaper fees from 1 October 2016.

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EU consultation on the enforcement of IP rights

EU consultation on the enforcement of IP rights

Government response: European Commission’s consultation on the evaluation and modernisation of the legal framework for IPR enforcement.

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Filing international trade mark applications

Filing international trade mark applications

You can now file international trade mark applications with the UK IPO by e-mail.

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Enhancements to the online digital application service for designs

Enhancements to the online digital application service for designs

Further enhancements to apply to register a design application service.

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European Patent Office vacancy: President of the Boards of Appeal

European Patent Office vacancy: President of the Boards of Appeal

The European Patent Office in Munich is seeking a President of the Boards of Appeal.

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Enhancements to designs services

Enhancements to designs services

From the 5 September 2016 the following changes will be made to the existing design services.

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GB patents available on Patent Scope

GB patents available on Patent Scope

GB published patent applications and granted patents now available on Patent Scope.

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Update to Extended Collective Licensing application guidance

Update to Extended Collective Licensing application guidance

The government has amended the guidance to the 2014 ECL Regulations following implementation of new rules on collective rights management.

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IP and BREXIT: The facts

IP and BREXIT: The facts

Facts on the future of intellectual property laws following following the recent Referendum decision.

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