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.
Trade marks are signs that distinguish the goods or services of one business from those offered by their competitors. Trade marks have to be renewed every 10 years but can last forever.
Love it or hate it, Love Island has become one of the UK’s most watched shows, with 5.9 million viewers in 2020. This year, “the most commercialised show on British television” allegedly netted more than £12 million in revenues. Find out how much of the show's spin-off success is based on brands commercialising their intellectual property.
In my last blog, I gave you an insight into how we close the loop on your feedback and explained why it’s so important for our customers to continue to provide us with their feedback so we can continue to …
Renewals: launch of our first ‘One IPO’ service We have marked an important milestone for UKIPO. After trialling our new digital Renewals service for 18 months with a limited group of customers, we have opened it up for everyone to …
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.
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 …
It’s not every day that a business finds a big gap in the market and creates a solution to a major environmental issue, but that’s exactly what Devon-based brothers Ben and Pete Kibel did.
Ben and Pete were nominated for a European Patent Office (EPO) Inventor Award in the SME category for their invention, Hookpod. Read more about how Hookpod protects thousands of seabirds a year.
We ask our customers to provide us with feedback so we can improve our services. But you may feel that once you’ve provided us with your feedback, you often don't find out what we did or how we used it …
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.