The inventive mind is a bit like a child’s, and a child’s mind is immensely inventive.
Patents protect the features and process that make things work. A patent can only be granted for something that is new and inventive. A patent has to be renewed every year but can last for up to 20 years.
Staying ahead of the competition and innovating are key elements to the success of any business.
Fans of archaeology will be familiar with the islands of Orkney.
The IPO launched our online patent renewals service back in July 2014 as part of our commitment to deliver the best digital services for our customers.
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has an IP attaché for China, Tom Duke, based in the British Embassy Beijing.
Hand-crafted ash, aluminium and leather are what makes a Morgan car stand out from their competitors.
It's 5pm on a Saturday and the kids have been fed, phew!
Britain’s historical and geographical landscape is well known, so why not visit some of our IP beauty spots this summer?
As a child in the 1980’s, I treated 2000AD as a factual publication and Kubrick’s 2001 as a documentary.
Common questions I get asked are; ‘How do I patent my name?’ or ‘How do I protect my idea?’.