Latest IP News Stories

We’ve curated some news stories from external sources which are relevant to the world of intellectual property.


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  • IP Love Island July 29, 2021
    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 […]
    Kelsey Lewis
  • Closing the loop on your feedback (Part Two) July 19, 2021
    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 …
    Jamie Edwards
  • Renewals: launch of our first ‘One IPO’ service July 14, 2021
    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 …
    Peter Slater
  • Shh! The importance of keeping your trade secrets, secret July 5, 2021
    We receive many customer queries on patents, trade marks, copyright and designs, but we find less is known about trade secrets. We invited Andrew Beale OBE of IP Wales, an award-winning SME business support initiative, to explain what a trade secret is, how it applies to businesses and how it can be protected.
    Andrew Beale OBE
  • IP-protected, gender-inclusive underwear? That’s Wilde! June 30, 2021
    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 […]
    Imogen Percival
  • British IP Day: spotlight on innovation and IP June 29, 2021
    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 …
    Daniel Guthrie
  • Prize catch - Hookpod invention keeps seabirds safe June 14, 2021
    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. […]
    Imogen Percival
  • Closing the loop on your feedback May 5, 2021
    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 …
    Jamie Edwards
  • Ten Top IP Tips for your SME business April 30, 2021
    We share our Top Ten IP Tips for helping SMEs identify and make the most of the intellectual property assets they own.
    Dave Hopkins
  • All about you - the One IPO Transformation programme April 27, 2021
    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 […]
    Debbie Cooke
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