The UK government is seeking information to inform…
The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is seeking views on a package of changes to improve their digital services
The IPO’s Transformation programme is designed to modernise and improve the IPO’s services. By the end of 2025, it aims to replace the IPO’s existing processes with a digital system for all registered IP rights (patents, trademarks and designs).
In 2022, the IPO ran a first public consultation, which mainly focused on changes related the launch of the new digital patents service in 2024. The government response to that consultation was published on 1 August 2023. This will inform some of the potential legal and practice changes to enable transformation and the build of the service.
A second consultation is now necessary to inform and support the next phase of the programme, which is chiefly concerned with trademarks, designs and IPO tribunal services.