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Introducing the official blog from the Intellectual Property Office

This blog has been set up to let those either working, or with an interest in intellectual property (IP) share their thoughts and experiences. We would like to hear from you!

This blog is a place for staff from the Intellectual Property Office to share their personal experiences of:

  • granting patents
  • registering trade marks and designs
  • supporting businesses to use, manage and enforce their IP to achieve their fullest potential

You can expect blogs from our expert researchers and economists and inside information from our examiners. There will also be stories from our staff who travel the length and breadth of the UK promoting innovation and growth to UK businesses.

Invited industry experts will share their knowledge and experience of how IP rights can turn ideas into commercial success.

Comments and moderation

We encourage bloggers to have a lively debate and discussion of their work and ideas. However, by submitting a comment you agree to abide by the following rules. We reserve the right not to publish any comments that contravene any of these rules.

  1. Identification
    Anonymous comments are not allowed. All comments must include a name and a valid email address.
  2. Conduct and use of language
    Comments should be relevant to the blog post. All off-topics, abusive or defamatory comments will not be accepted. Comments should not attack an individual’s personality or character.
  3. Spamming and advertising
    No advertising or promotion is allowed except when an event, service or product has direct relevance to the topic of discussion.
  4. Legal liability
    You are responsible for your comments. By submitting a comment you undertake to indemnify the Intellectual Property Office against any liability arising from breach of confidentiality or copyright, or any obscene, defamatory, seditious, blasphemous or other actionable statement you may make.
  5. Site terms of use modifications
    We may revise these terms of use at any time without notice. By using this blog you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms and conditions of use.

Comments on this blog are pre-moderated: that means they are approved by us before they are publicly viewable.

We will endeavour to publish comments that meet the above guidelines as soon as possible. However, there may be some delay in publishing comments made after working hours, over the weekend or during public holidays.

Depending on the work commitments of staff, it may not always be possible for them to reply to individual questions or comments.

If you have questions or feedback, do comment on this blogpost and we'll do our best to respond.

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