Welcome to the Intellectual Property Office Hub
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.
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The IPO is the UK’s principal authority on patents, trademarks, designs and copyright.
We’re a team of over 1,000 with an office in Newport, South Wales.
Although we were set up in 1852, the origins of the patent system date back a further 400 years.
Patent examining offers an opportunity to combine your scientific & technical knowledge with legal skills.
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Under 10% of inventors named on Great British patent applications are women, according to research from the Intellectual Property Office.