Intellectual Property Office

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights, including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. If you need help with finding the right type of protection for your creation or invention, the IPO could provide the information you need.

Intellectual Property Office

Overview

The IPO's website provides comprehensive information on protecting your property, creations and inventions. The Office focuses on four key areas:

Protecting your intellectual property

Copyright, patents, designs and trademarks are all types of intellectual property protection. By having the right type of protection, you can stop stealing or copying of:

the names of your products or brands
your inventions
the design or look of your products
things you write, make and produce.

Trademarks

On the IPO website you'll find information on how to apply for a trademark, manage trademarks and lots of other services and the fees involved. Find links to all their services on the IPO website.

Patents

Also on the IPO website, you'll find all the information you need on applying for patents including forms and fees, how to manage patents and patent disputes and and overview of legal issues. Visit the IPO website to find out more.

Copyright

There's also information on the IPO website about managing copyright, including advice on resolving legal issues and using copyright abroad. Click through to the IPO website for more information.

The website also has information on registering designslaw and practice, and links to lots of other useful intellectual property information on the homepage.

Find out more

To find out more please visit the IPO website

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