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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  • The value of IP crime January 27, 2021
    What does Sherlock Holmes have in common with the IPO's counterfeit goods report? Our blog explores the connection between crime fiction and real IP crime.
    Dan Anthony
  • Oh come let us adore...Christmas patents December 17, 2020
    We're spreading some Christmas cheer by sharing a selection of our favourite, weird and wonderful Christmas patents.
    Caitlyn Arthur
  • Getting over the fear of copyright in photoshoots November 26, 2020
    Interior Stylist Emma Morton-Turner feared copyright in photoshoots. That was before she interviewed The IPO's Margaret Haig, who explained how copyright applies to the industry and answered some of the top questions.
    Emma Morton-Turner
  • Ignition Beer – how IP sparked a social enterprise November 19, 2020
    How does a social enterprise like Ignition Beer set themselves apart from other brands? We explore the ethos behind the business and how their trade mark has become a symbol for their unconventional journey.
    Dan Anthony
  • Black History Month 2020 at The IPO October 30, 2020
    As Black History Month draws to a close, we take a look at how the IPO has marked the date with our internal and external activities.
    Caitlyn Arthur
  • Introducing the trade mark pre-apply service October 29, 2020
    As we launch our new trade mark pre-apply tool, a member of the IPO's transformation team explains how the service was developed and how AI can help applicants register a trade mark.
    Simeon Bowen
  • Business engagement goes virtual October 13, 2020
    As we all adapt to a 'new normal', our Business Engagement team share how they have continued helping businesses and individuals with their IP, through new and innovative ways.
    Emma Richards
  • AI and IP policy: views wanted September 15, 2020
    As we launch our call for views on artificial intelligence and intellectual property, IPO CEO Tim Moss talks about what the IPO have been doing in the AI policy space.
    Tim Moss
  • Sniffing out IP crime: The multi-billion pound dog September 3, 2020
    Counterfeit tobacco costs the UK economy billions each year. Thankfully, Stuart Phillips and his top dogs Scamp and Koko have a nose for detecting the illicit product and are closing in on the criminals who sell and distribute it.
    Dan Anthony
  • Improving skills for better enforcement of IP Crime August 27, 2020
    IP crime has infiltrated almost every community across the UK and can have dangerous consequences. Read how the IPO are helping train police officers to recognise what IP crime is and what enforcement action can be taken against the IP criminals involved.
    Rhys Hurley
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