Posts Tagged ‘patents’

UK Patent Office Fees Set to Increase

UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) fees are set to increase in April 2018 following the conclusion of a recent government consultation. The UKIPO fee structure is attractive in that it offers a comparatively low-cost route to securing patent protection. The proposals will see a range of increases for electronic (online) patent applications (paper application charges may be higher still) and will involve increases to application fees, search fees, examination and some renewal fees; and the introduction of excess claims fees and excess page fees. Specific changes will include:

  • Application fees will increase to £60; an additional 25% surcharge will be payable if the fee is not paid at the time of filing
  • Search fees will increase to £150 and excess claims fee of £20 for the 26th and any subsequent claims will be payable
  • Examination fees will increase to £100 and an excess page fee of £10 for each of the 36th and subsequent pages will be payable
  • Renewal fees will increase by £10 for years 12 onwards

More information on the government’s patent fee consultation is available by clicking here.

12th October, 2017

Intellectual Property Rights in 2012 sees strong growth in demand

WIPO-adminstered IP systems saw strong growth in 2012 for international filings of patents, trademarks and industrial designs.

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22nd March, 2013

IPO launches consultation on proposals to cut risks for the pharmaceutical sector

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a new consultation on proposing making changes to the Patents Act to allow clinic and field trials for new drugs to be carried out without the risk of being sued for patent infringement.

Article sourced from IPO website, to review the article in full click here, to view the consultation document click here

26th October, 2012

Patent tax break published by Government

Businesses will pay less tax on profits generated from patented inventions. read more

14th June, 2011

Peer to Patent UK pilot launching on June 01st 2011

The Intellectual Property Office are launching a trial of Peer to Patent UK on June 01st 2011. read more

27th May, 2011