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Reviewed 19 December 2008

Press releases 2008

December

19 UK seeks two year extension on Artist's Resale Right

17 Research finds UK business is complacent to IP crime

16 New debate looks to ensure UK's creative competitiveness in 21st century

1 UK's top young inventors enjoy exclusive Wallace and Gromit preview screening

November

28 Intellectual Property Office refreshed website and logo

12 Overall winner and North West regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

12 Runner up and Midlands and East regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

12 Runner up and Wales regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

12 Runner up and North East regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

12 Runner up and Scotland regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

12 Runner up and South East regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

12 Runner up and South West regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

11 The Artist's Resale Right: The Derogation for Deceased Artists

October

16 UK Intellectual Property Office helps tackle IP crime

15 Seminar on Counterfeiting and Enforcement hosted by the UK-IPO

13 Midlands and East regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

13 Wales regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

13 North East regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

13 North West regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

13 Scotland regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

13 South East regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

13 South West regional winner, 2008 Cracking Ideas competition

10 Intellectual Property competition for students is a great idea

1 A grand day out for aspiring young inventors

September

5 Unlocking business potential with Intellectual Property

August

18 UK-IPO Appoints New Director

1 UK-IPO free booklet helps business unlock the value of innovation

July

18 UK-IPO Response to the European Commission's proposal to extend the term of copyright protection

10 His Royal Highness (HRH) the Duke of York visits the UK Intellectual Property Office

8 Modernisation and Consolidation of the Trade Marks Rules

7 UK-IPO launches a Consultation on the Patent Research Exception

1 Consultation on copyright exemptions for public performance of music

June

30 The Artist's Resale Right: Derogation for Deceased Artists

27 UK Intellectual Property Office Corporate Plan: Helping Support Businesses Compete in a Global Economy

25 UK Intellectual Property Office highlights the success of fight against Intellectual Property Crime

17 World Anti-counterfeiting day

6 Intellectual Property and innovation: meeting the policy challenges of a knowledge based economy

May

16 Record number of Offices attend INTA 2008

13 UK Inventor has won top European innovation prize

2 Members appointed to Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property (SABIP)

April

17 Five-year-old sweeps up patent with his first Cracking Idea

11 SMEs urged to unlock value of their intellectual property

9 UK Intellectual Property Office hits five year peak in customer satisfaction

2 Artist's Resale Rights

2 UK-IPO attends the ITMA International Conference in London

2 The UK Intellectual Property Office launches new free online Patents Journal Service

March

31 Enhanced electronic filing services for patents

18 Patentability of computer programs - recent High Court judgment

11 The UK Intellectual Property Office Awareness Campaign sells out in Cambridge

10 Patent Prosecution Highway to be extended to cover International Applications

7 Inaugural Chair appointed for the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property (SABIP)

3 Launch of the Public Consultation on the Modernisation and Consolidation of the Trade Marks Rules

February

29 ECO invention drive to make UK world beaters

15 New Minister of Intellectual Property visits Newport

7 Change in UK-IPO Practice regarding patents for computer programs

January

31 Inventors boosted by cut in translation costs

25 Launch of new on-line patent services

18 The UK Intellectual Property Office Awareness Campaign visits Edinburgh

14 Lord Triesman announces a new Fast-Track Trade Mark service

8 Consulting on the future of Copyright in the digital age

2 New Directors for IPO