IPO officially launches digital renewals service

The service is the first example of the  ‘one IPO’ service’ which provides a single, integrated renewal service across all registered IP rights

Following a successful trial, a new digital renewals service has been opened up to all by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The IPO claims the service slashes bulk renewal time from 5 days to 5 minutes. For the first time, users can renew registered designs online. A combination of up to 1,500 IP rights, including patents, trade marks and designs, can be renewed in a single transaction. The service handled around £138m worth of transactions during the 9-month trial period, which saw 550,000 individual IP rights renewed ...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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