Intellectual Property Office
- February 25, 2021
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright
The UK's economy thrives on innovative products and services, and the use of Intellectual Property (IP) rights protect, define and reward creativity. We are the United Kingdom's principal authority on IP, with responsibility for granting patents, registering trademarks and designs, and developing IP policy.
- Stonewall top 100 employer and top 10 in Government
- Winner of Stonewall’s Senior Champion of the Year award
- Top 10 employer for Working Families
- Business Disability Forum - Disability Confident Leader
- Silver rating for the Business in the Community race benchmark
- Higher than Public Sector average rating in Chwarae Teg’s Fairplay benchmark
- Achieved the ‘Large employer of the year’ award at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017.
- We are involved in the IP inclusive initiative – a network that brings together people from across the IP sector to promote and improve equality, diversity and inclusion within the IP community
- We host ‘Girls into Science’ days – fun, inspiring days aimed at exploring STEM and looking at female role models with 11-12 year old girls
- We run a STEM school outreach programme
- The IPO has several staff networks including: Women’s Inclusive Network; iPride, our LGBTQ+ network; BAME Network; iThink, our neurodiversity network; iCan, our support network for those with disabilities; The Carers' Network; and the Peer to Peer Network, a mental health support group.