Defend your intellectual property

1. Overview It’s your responsibility to defend your intellectual property (IP) and to take action if someone’s used it without permission (known as ‘infringement’). Examples of IP infringement include when someone: uses, sells or imports your patented product or process uses all or some of your work under copyright without your permission makes, offers or sells your registered design for commercial gain uses a trade mark that’s...

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Renew your trade mark

Trade marks must be renewed every 10 years. You can renew a trade mark in the 6 months before it expires and up to 6 months afterwards. You can’t renew online if your trade mark expired more than 6 months ago. You might still be able to restore your trade mark by post. This service will be unavailable from midnight on Saturday 8 November 2014 to 6pm on Sunday 9 November. What you need to know Start nowon the Intellectual Property...

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Check the trade marks journal

Search the trade marks journal to find trade mark applications or amendments made in the last week. You can object to a trade mark application for 2 months after it’s published in the journal. This service will be unavailable from midnight on Saturday 8 November 2014 to 6pm on Sunday 9 November. What you need to know Start nowon the Intellectual Property Office service Before you start The trade marks journal is published every week...

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Check the patents journal

Search patent information held by the Intellectual Property Office in the patents journal. This service will be unavailable from midnight on Saturday 8 November 2014 to 7am on Sunday 9 November 2014. What you need to know Start nowon IPO online services Before you start The online patents journal is updated every Wednesday and contains information on: UK patent applications filed, published and granted European patents that apply in...

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File documents for a pending UK patent

Use this online service to complete a form or send additional documents for a patent you’ve already applied for (a patent pending). You need your UK patent application number. The service will be unavailable from 1am to 3am (UK time) daily. This service will be unavailable from midnight on Saturday 8 November 2014 to 7am on Sunday 9 November 2014. What you need to know Start nowon the Intellectual Property Office service Before you...

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