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.
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.
We're spreading some Christmas cheer by sharing a selection of our favourite, weird and wonderful Christmas patents.
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.
As we launch our new trade mark pre-apply tool, a member of the IPO's transformation team explains how the service was developed and how AI can help applicants register a trade mark.
As we launch our call for views on artificial intelligence and intellectual property, IPO CEO Tim Moss talks about what the IPO have been doing in the AI policy space.
As the demand for vegan products continues to rise, we look at the innovation behind the plant-based alternatives that have people everywhere going green.
On World Oceans Day, we look at how ARC Marine are saving our seas with their patented Reef Cubes, providing an environmentally friendly habitat for sea life.
For World Environment Day, we explore some of the IPO initiatives set-up to help the environment from composting to cycling, and what's next on our green journey.