Organisation: Intellectual Property Office (UK)

Interview exclusive: UKIPO director of people and place on culture and opportunity

Penny Phillpotts, director of people and place at the UK Intellectual Property Office, discusses the agency’s efforts to create a culture that benefits staff, customers and the community alike.

06 February 2023

Innovation at the UKIPO: spotlight on trademark tools and services

In exclusive insights, representatives from the UKIPO share the innovative tools and services they have launched or are developing for the future.

01 February 2023

Why UK attorneys shouldn’t fear the growing interest in self-filing

The UKIPO is seeing a steady increase in self-filed trademark applications, but with total filings also on the up and new address for service requirements in play, UK representatives still have plenty on their plate.

30 January 2023

ChatGPT fraud warning; UKIPO introduces new service rules; Hershey settles TOUGH COOKIE dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a political commentator planning Aunt Jemima and Redskins products, the Thai IP office revealing counterfeit seizure data, and much more.

27 January 2023

Caution use of Urban Dictionary: LES BOYS trademark invalidated

Relying solely on the Urban Dictionary definition of a term is not a key to success in UKIPO proceedings.

27 January 2023

UK leading representative filers revealed, with questions raised over new entrant in top 10

A newly-prolific trademark representative in the UK has come under scrutiny over possible links to a China-based organisation that was recently issued a show-cause order by the USPTO.

24 January 2023

Following trademark decision, UKIPO reviews UK address for service for international registrations designating the UK

The UKIPO has suspended actions involving international registrations designating the United Kingdom while it considers the implications of the decision in MARCO POLO.

09 January 2023

United Kingdom: how the UKIPO is making life better through intellectual property

Featured in WTR Special Report Q4 2022: Building a better workplace: How to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the IP industry

05 January 2023

Novartis succeeds via UKIPO’s critique of VESIQUE

This case shows that it is reasonable for a party to doubt the merits of a preliminary indication issued by the UKIPO when it is not in its favour.

04 January 2023

The global challenge of fighting World Cup counterfeits – exclusive insights from the UKIPO

The UK Intellectual Property Office expands on ongoing anti-counterfeiting efforts during the 2022 FIFA World Cup – and what brand owners can do to help.

16 December 2022

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