The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched its 'One IPO' Transformation - a five-year programme to transform Intellectual Property (IP) services and enhance the value IPO adds to the UK economy. Debbie Cooke, Head of IPO’s Business Change Team, outlines how developing a world leading IP system can make the UK a more attractive place to invest and drive economic growth.
Most science-minded 16-21 years olds want to train as a vet, a doctor, a dentist or a teacher - job titles they are most likely to recognise through encountering them in everyday life. Hear how skills needed for these highly visible scientific professions have paved the way for some of IPO's Patent Examiners to achieve the roles they're in today.
Tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day (2 April 2021). We are marking this occasion by talking to one of our Patent Examiner colleagues about her experience of living with autism. Take it away Rianis! Hi! I’m Rianis. I’m a Patent …
This week we are marking World Autism Awareness Week, which leads up to World Autism Awareness Day on Friday 2nd April. In this article we want to raise awareness of autism, understand why it is important and look at what …
On International Women’s Day, we talk to Hazel Thorpe, Senior Patent Examiner at the Intellectual Property Office and Wales STEM Woman of the Year, about redressing the gender balance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Since publishing to our website, our patents, trade marks and designs timelines have become a useful resource for both our customers and staff. Find out how they were developed using valuable customer feedback.
As integral as Joseph Bazalgette was to London's sewer network, Bennet Woodcroft was to the UK patent system. Read how Woodcroft's 'underground' innovation helped shape the Patent Office of today.
What does Sherlock Holmes have in common with the IPO's counterfeit goods report? Our blog explores the connection between crime fiction and real IP crime.
We're spreading some Christmas cheer by sharing a selection of our favourite, weird and wonderful Christmas patents.
Interior Stylist Emma Morton-Turner feared copyright in photoshoots. That was before she interviewed The IPO's Margaret Haig, who explained how copyright applies to the industry and answered some of the top questions.
How does a social enterprise like Ignition Beer set themselves apart from other brands? We explore the ethos behind the business and how their trade mark has become a symbol for their unconventional journey.