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Corporate information: Intellectual Property Office Research at IPO

Intellectual Property Office

September 2
06:00 2020

Our research programme aims to help us develop policy thats informed by evidence, and to help us understand the needs of service users.

Research and statistics

A full list of all the IPOs published research are available.

IPO counterfeit goods research

A large scale consumer survey looking at buying counterfeit goods

This is the result of a survey of 5000 UK adults (aged 18+). Those who completed the survey discussed their buying history and habits, including counterfeit goods.

The survey covered 6 product areas: Beauty and Hygiene; Clothing, Footwear and Accessories; Sports; and Toys.

The survey was developed in consultation with the relevant industry and trade bodies.

Publication of the IPO Annual Research and Evaluation Priorities 2020/21

Each year we aim to publish the IPOs research priorities for the next 12-18 months. The priorities cover all of the intellectual property rights and are based around Delivering excellent IP services; Making the IPO a brilliant place to work; and Creating a world leading IP environment. For this years priorities see IPO Research Priorities 2020-21 (PDF, 195KB, 5 pages).

Evaluation

We are committed to evaluating our policies to demonstrate impact. Our Evaluation strategy (PDF, 297KB, 4 pages) outlines the principles we apply when deciding how to plan for and carry out our evaluation projects.

Contact the research team

For more information on the IPOs research email research@ipo.gov.uk.

To tender for IPO research, please contact our team on procurement@ipo.gov.uk.