It’s just over a year since we launched our ground-breaking, five-year ‘One IPO’ Transformation programme – a complete modernisation of our IP rights services. Emma Ford, Project Lead, brings us a preview of our new patent application service.
As the first of our new services enter testing stage, we talk to Deputy CEO David Holdsworth about why feedback from IP rights holders, IP professionals and their clients is vital to transforming how our customers interact with IPO.
The IPO has been collaborating with Code First Girls on a series of Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These courses gave an insight into some of the STEM career paths at the IPO and how people of all ages and genders can enter the field.
IPO CEO Tim Moss looks at how IP can best support AI innovation within the government’s National AI Strategy.
Recent reports from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) show that fake goods trading is on the increase. Dan Anthony looks at the reasons behind this rise and what is being done to combat these illegal practices. In …
As Halloween approaches, now is the time that trick or treaters everywhere are planning their spooky costumes. Here are our tips on staying safe from poor quality counterfeits and 'creeping it real'.
A team of more than 40 ‘crowdsourced’ patent examiners took on the task of upgrading all 1,028 pages of the IPO’s 35-year-old Manual of Patent Practice, aiming to refresh its dated language and make it inclusive. Senior Patent Examiner Phil Lawrence tells us more.
IPO Digital Communications Officer, Oliver Downey, recently attended The Photography Show at the NEC Birmingham alongside the team, where copyright was centre stage.
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.
National Inclusion Week 2021 has begun; it’s a week to celebrate, inspire and recognise our staff networks and to value the differences we each bring to the workplace, making the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) a fair and brilliant place to …
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.