Intellectual property (IP) is crucial to the UK’s future prosperity, so supporting innovation and economic growth is at the heart of the work we do at the IPO. IPO CEO Tim Moss takes a look at how IP plays a major role in the UK’s Levelling Up agenda.
The term 'design right' refers to the specific legal protection available to unregistered designs in the UK.
We are currently reviewing the UK designs system and launched our call for views on the designs framework in January 2022, which runs until the 25th March. IPO Head of Design Policy, Fiona Warner explains more about what is in the call for views and why it is important for anyone working in design to have their say.
In the latest blog in our 'Closing the Loop' series, we take a look at what happened when a worldwide pandemic had an unexpected impact on our trade mark and design examination applications.
We share our Top Ten IP Tips for helping SMEs identify and make the most of the intellectual property assets they own.
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.
As designers showcase their work at London Fashion Week, we look at the UK's contribution to the fashion and design industry.
Summer has well and truly arrived in the UK, with temperatures hitting 30 degrees in certain areas this week.
On planet earth there are around 7.6 billion people, and a third of them play computer games.
In 1913, the British textiles industry achieved its highest output – 7 billion square yards of cloth were produced.
As a self confessed shoe obsessive one of my idols is the famous Christian Louboutin. With London Fashion week coming to an end today, I began thinking about the iconic designer and (naturally) his Intellectual Property.