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Useful Links

Resource

The following links represent some of the leading resources for intellectual property advice and support, both within the UK and internationally.
We hope you find them of use and benefit.

Business & IP Centre, British Library

The British Library provide free access to a comprehensive collection of business and intellectual property databases and publications. They also provide general business start-up advice and information on funding sources. website

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) supports programmes that create the conditions for business success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; helping develop skills and business opportunities. website

Innovate UK

Innovate UK stimulate technology-enabled innovation in the areas which offer the greatest scope for boosting UK growth and productivity through funding IP research, development and commercialisation. website

ITMA - Institute of Trademark Attorneys

ITMA (Institute of Trademark Attorneys) is the UK professional body dedicated to the protection of trademarks and plays a significant role in promoting the importance of registering trade marks. website

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

EUIPO is the official European Union agency responsible for registering trade marks and designs that are valid in all 27 countries of the EU. website

WIPO - World Intellectual Property Office

WIPO is responsible for promoting the global development of IP legislation, standards and procedures, this includes further development of international laws and treaties on patents; trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications; and copyright and related rights. website

IPO - Intellectual Property Office

The official government body responsible for registering Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom. These rights include patents, designs, trade marks and copyright. website

EPO - European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 40 European countries. website

CIPA - Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

The Chartered Institute of Patent Agents - CIPA is a professional body for patent agents, incorporating all aspects of intellectual property law from trade marks, copyrights, inventions and technology. website

WTO - World Trade Organisation

The WTO is the leading international body dealing with the rules of trade between nations, establishing the legal ground-rules for international commerce and for trade policy. website

USPTO - United States Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. website

JPO - Japan Patent Office

The JPO is the official government body responsible for registering Intellectual Property (IP) rights in Japan. These include patents, designs and trade marks. website

AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

AIPPI is the leading non-government organisation for research into, and formulation of policy for, the law relating to the protection of intellectual property. website

ACID - Anti Copying in Design

ACID (Anti Copying in Design) is a membership organisation, committed to raising awareness and encouraging respect for intellectual property. Membership of ACID can deter IP infringers. website

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