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One IPO Transformation: first glimpse of our simplified search service

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With less than one year until we start piloting the ‘One IPO’ service for patents customers, Lucy Mills, Project Lead, tells us about the new search service, with new tools to search and analyse IP.

Hornit’s story: the SME who used IP to combat the counterfeiters

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Wheeling their way into the future, are Hornit - an innovative and creative British business that produces a wide range of cycling products. We spoke to their CEO Tom de Pelet about how Hornit has grown and how intellectual property …

Levelling Up: how we’re helping UK businesses to build through IP 

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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.

IP-protected, gender-inclusive underwear? That’s Wilde!

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Wilde Mode Rainbow Briefs

Dundee-based designer, Deborah, creates bespoke pants for everyone from your youngest cousin to your grandad, selling clothes from sizes XXS to 6XL. Her business, Wilde Mode, creates underwear and accessories for everyone, ensuring her products are sustainable, sensory-friendly, vegan and cruelty-free as well as gender and size inclusive. She protects her designs from copycat products using intellectual property rights. 

We spoke to Deborah about how she’s championing inclusivity and why it’s so important to her as a business owner.

British IP Day: spotlight on innovation and IP

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The Alliance for Intellectual Property (AIP) is a coalition of organisations representing creators and intellectual property (IP) rich businesses. AIP organises an annual British IP Day. Dan Guthrie, Director General of the AIP, tells us more about how the organisation …