This year marks 10 years of the IPO’s attaché network in Southeast Asia (SE Asia). We spoke to Rachael Wood, IPO Senior Advisor for Business and International Policy in SE Asia, to learn how the team has been supporting UK businesses trading in the region since our SE Asia IP relationship began.
As an organisation with flexible working and family-friendly policies, The Intellectual Property Office’s (IPO)’s ‘returners to STEM’ programme is an initiative it is particularly proud of. As the applications portal reopens for 2023, we hear from people who have already taken up the opportunity to take a first step back on the STEM career ladder after a break.
Ben Llewellyn-Jones has recently joined the team as Director of Business and International Policy at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Hear what he has to say about his new role in the latest of our ‘Meet the IPO Board’ series.
It’s been more than two years since we launched our five-year ‘One IPO Transformation’ programme. Following the launch of our second consultation, Transformation II, we asked IPO Transformation lead, Natasha Chick, for an update.
The IPO has recently been proud to achieve the British Dyslexia Association SMART award, in recognition of good practice when supporting the needs of dyslexic and neuro-diverse individuals. Here we take a look at how colleagues with dyslexia are able to contribute positively to life and work at the IPO through their 'different way of thinking'.
Next in our 'Meet the Board' series, we speak to Penny Phillpotts, Director of People and Place at the IPO. We discuss where her career started, her experience since joining the IPO last year and her priorities for the future.
Next up in our ‘Meet the Board’ series is Chris Mills, the Director of Rights Policy and Enforcement. Chris spoke to us about how his career story started, and his highlights since joining the IPO two years ago.
There’s no place for counterfeit kits in the World Cup, or any area of football in fact. Read how the IPO, along with partners such as PIPCU, are working together to knock the fakes out of the beautiful game.
Next in our ‘Meet the IPO Board’ series, we chat with Neil Hartley. We hear about the challenges in his role as Finance Director – at one time not just for one organisation, but for two, simultaneously! Read on to find out more.
Stephen Otter, IPO Senior Patent Examiner and Search Tools Manager, gives us the inside story on a powerful new patent search tool launched at the IPO this month that will revolutionise our patent examiner searches.