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. Read more »

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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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Helen Yard

MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Sciences

"The IPO offers a friendly and relaxed environment, making it enjoyable to work here."

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Oscar Hummerstone

BSc Mechanical Engineering and MSc Computer Science

"As my experience has increased I’ve been given more autonomy, while also being encouraged to volunteer for extra responsibilities around the office."

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