The UK Intellectual Property Office- what you need to know
When researching and considering a trade mark application, you may encounter the UK IPO. They are your main port of call for any UK trade mark matters therefore it is important to know who they are and what they do.
The UK Intellectual Property Office is the government body which is responsible for all intellectual property matters in the UK. This includes trade marks as well as patents, copyright and designs.
Any matter including registering a trade mark or making further applications such as renewals will go through the UK IPO. They consider all applications and are the ones to determine which marks are to be registered.
They also maintain the register therefore it is important to notify them of any changes such as change of contact details or if you have transfer the ownership of your trade mark to someone else.
The UK Intellectual Property Office not only is the regulator and controller of trade marks in the UK, it is also a good source of information. Not only can you find information on their website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/intellectual-property-office your trade mark experts, The Trademarkroom, can contact them on your behalf if you have a query that needs their consideration. If an application or a mark has an obscurity, it may need consideration by the UK IPO to determine their position.
For more information or contact details visit their website above or alternatively let the experts do it for you, contact The Trademarkroom on 02380 000190.
By Ellis Sweetenham