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  • Reviewing the designs framework: Call for views

    An effective intellectual property (IP) system is vital to the government’s ambition for the UK to be the best place in the world to innovate. Great design helps UK products stand out, demonstrate quality, and find consumers in a competitive global marketplace. In 2018 the Design Council reported that the design economy generated £85.2bn in gross value added (GVA) to the UK in 2016, equivalent to 7% of UK GVA. This demonstrates the importance... More
    Closed 25 March 2022
  • Proposals for patent harmonisation

    We are seeking your views on three user group proposals to harmonise patent rules on grace period, prior user rights and conflicting applications. Please ensure you have read at least the Summary Document before you complete the survey. Your responses will be shared with the European Patent Office for incorporation in a joint report of European users views on harmonisation. Please note that no response or comment to the questionnaire will be attributed in the report.... More
    Closed 27 May 2022
  • Wallace & Gromit’s Cracking Ideas Competition Survey 21/22

    Wallace Gromit’s Cracking Ideas aims to inspire your children to be creative and inventive, whether you’re in a classroom, a club or at home! Designed with the help of Aardman, whose invention-loving duo Wallace & Gromit feature in the learning materials, Cracking Ideas provides curriculum-led activities that get children engaged with design and the importance of protecting intellectual property. Our age-appropriate activities inspire children aged 4-7 and 8-11 to come up with... More
    Closed 23 October 2022
  • REUL stakeholder briefing feedback November

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    Closed 30 December 2022
  • REUL stakeholder briefing feedback

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    Closed 30 December 2022
  • Potential legislative changes for IPO digital transformation

    The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the government agency responsible for developing Intellectual Property (IP) policy and legislation. The IPO also administers systems for issuing patents, trade marks and registered designs. The government’s ambition is for the IPO to be the best IP office in the world. However, the systems and processes it works with are outdated and holding it back. If somebody wishes to apply for a patent or trade mark, they need to use completely different... More
    Closed 6 January 2023
  • REUL stakeholder briefing feedback January

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    Closed 24 February 2023
  • REUL Stakeholder Briefing Feedback February

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    Closed 7 March 2023
  • IP Connect Survey

    This survey is desigened to give readers of IP Connect the opportunity to share their feedback to help us improve. This survey comprises 4 questions and should take 2 minutes to complete. More
    Closed 31 March 2023
  • REUL stakeholder briefing feedback March

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    Closed 11 April 2023
  • Standard Essential Patents (SEP) Licensing Questionnaire for SMEs

    Introduction The UK Intellectual Property Office led a call for views to gather evidence on whether the framework around standard essential patents (SEPs) is functioning efficiently and effectively and strikes the right balance for all businesses involved. Following the conclusion of the call for views, the Government published a Summary of Responses in August 2022, available here : SEPs call for views outcome Some respondents to the call for... More
    Closed 24 April 2023
  • REUL stakeholder briefing feedback May 2023

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    Closed 6 June 2023
  • Monthly Statistics User Survey

    The IPO currently publishes monthly statistics relating to the latest two years of monthly data for patents, trade marks, and designs, based on IPO administrative data More
    Closed 30 June 2023
  • REUL stakeholder briefing feedback September 2023

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    Closed 12 October 2023
  • IPO Transformation programme: second consultation

    The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the government agency responsible for developing Intellectual Property (IP) policy and legislation. In addition, the IPO administers systems for issuing patents, trade marks, registered designs and supplementary protection certificates. It also has a tribunal role in relation to disputes on issues covering those IP rights. Why we are consulting We are seeking views on a package of changes to improve services in support of the... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Consultation on the options for implementing the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

    The government is implementing the Beijing Treaty on audiovisual performances. We have reviewed the submissions submitted as part of our Call for Views and have set out possible options for implementation in this consultation. We are seeking your views on these options and evidence in support of your comments. The consultation summarises the main provisions of the Treaty, provides an overview of evidence gathered as part of the Call for Views and sets out possible options for... More
    Closed 9 November 2023
  • Music Streaming Metadata survey

    In the era of digital music, good quality metadata, which describes who contributed to a track’s creation and how, is essential to making sure music makers are accurately credited and paid. But metadata is often not as accurate or complete as it should be, in particular in relation to songwriters and their song or composition. Incomplete or inaccurate metadata can lead to significant delays to creators being paid for the use of their works, and in some cases not being paid at... More
    Closed 31 December 2023
  • Music Streaming Metadata Survey For Tech Responders

    In the era of digital music, good quality metadata, which describes who contributed to a track’s creation and how, is essential to making sure music makers are accurately credited and paid. But metadata is often not as accurate or complete as it should be, in particular in relation to songwriters and their song or composition. Incomplete or inaccurate metadata can lead to significant delays to creators being paid for the use of their works, and in some cases not... More
    Closed 5 January 2024
  • Consultation on extension of rights in sound recordings and performances to foreign nationals

    The UK is party to various international agreements on copyright and related rights. Under these agreements, the UK extends protection to works (such as music and books) and performances from other countries. In return, those countries provide protection to works and performances from the UK. This enables the UK creative industries to secure remuneration when their music, books, films and other creative media are used abroad. The government intends to change how certain rights are... More
    Opened 15 January 2024
  • IP and Business Growth Survey

    We are inviting businesses to respond to our survey on IP and business growth. It should take around 10-15 mins to complete. The survey is split into the following sections: Section 1 covers information about your business. You will be asked questions on your location, sector, firm size, age and other business activites. Section 2 covers your perception, ownership and management of any IP your business may own. Section 3 covers questions on access to finance,... More
    Closed 2 February 2024
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