Search patent decisions

Find patent hearing decisions following intellectual property disputes. Decisions from similar cases can help you: prepare for a hearing decide whether to dispute a patent 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 You can search for patent hearings from 1998 onwards. Decisions made before 1998 are...

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Search for a trade mark

This service will be unavailable from midnight on Saturday 8 November 2014 to 6pm on Sunday 9 November. Find details of trade marks to: check if a similar trade mark to your brand already exists find out who owns a trade mark You can search for UK trade marks by: trade mark number owner keyword, phrase or image Check the trade marks journal You can also check the Intellectual Property Office’s online journal, which lists trade mark...

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Search for a registered design

Search UK designs to see if similar or identical designs to yours are already registered. You can only search for designs registered in the UK. 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 You can filter designs by: product type design classification owner design number You can just...

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Search for a patent

Find details of patents worldwide to: check if a similar patent to your invention already exists track the progress of a patent application see if patents are available to license Search patents worldwide Use Espacenet to check for registered patents worldwide. The database includes UK patents and details about: owners filed documents countries where the patent applies Search UK patents Search for information (including submitted...

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Request UK processing of an international patent application

If you’ve made an international patent application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) you can make a request for it to be processed in the UK national phase to obtain a UK patent. You must make a request within 31 months of either the: priority date if your international application claims priority from an earlier application filing date of your international application if no priority is claimed This service will be...

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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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