The new service will see the process of applying for a patent dramatically transformed over the next 12 months.
Today, the IPO has published a transformation document which sets out what patents customers can expect over the next 12 months, and details of upcoming changes to IPO’s services as part of the One IPO Transformation Programme.
There will also be a number of important changes to the IPO’s services ahead of the new service for patents being launched in spring 2024.
As part of this, the IPO will develop APIs allowing providers of IP software to seamlessly link their products with IPO’s new systems. This would enable customers to access a range of IPO’s services directly from the IP software they use, resulting in a faster and more streamlined user experience. Read more