The IP office of 2027: how the UKIPO is laying an innovative groundwork for the future

As WTR has reported on extensively, national and multinational IP offices vary wildly when it comes to the non-core tools and services they offer their customers. With technology developing at a faster rate than ever before, IP offices could look very different in five years’ time – with new and improved services that could be shaped by innovations such as AI, blockchain and the metaverse. Andy Bartlett of the UKIPO, shares how the agency is adapting to cutting-edge technology in its efforts to improve services for trademark users

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