UK Patent Office Name Change
Posted in UK Patents November 21, 2006
The Patent Office changed its operating name to the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) on 2 April 2007. This followed on from the recommendation of the 2006 Gowers Reviews of Intellectual Property and aims to clarify the role of UK-IPO in managing a range of intellectual property rights, including registered trade marks and designs, as well as patents.
To reflect the change in operating name, UK-IPO has adopted a new domain name: www.ipo.gov.uk.