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Reviewed 31 December 2010

Press releases 2010

December

31 New EPO patent application arrangements will save businesses money

17 Call for evidence from review into intellectual property and growth

16 Competition launched to support innovative ways to improve how research is conducted

10 Statement on UK support for enhanced cooperation on the EU Patent

8 Brands boost business success

6 Panel of experts advising independent review into IP and growth announced

November

23 Innovation key to business success

11 Business Secretary highlights importance of UK China co-operation on IP

10 Ian Hargreaves to lead independent review into IP and growth

8 New deal agreed on music licensing system

4 Independent review launched to ensure IP system promotes growth

1 IPO invests £3m of in-year savings in business support

October

18 Local brands boosting Yorkshire business success

14 Copyright Tribunal announcement

September

22 United States Patent and Trademark Office and United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office joint statement on cooperation

21 New Copyright Tribunal chairman appointed

14 Yorkshire Business Say Innovation Key to Business Growth

3 Copyright agreement between China and Britain signed

August

24 IPO unveils new research programme

July

29 Millions of fake items seized in fight against counterfeiting and piracy

8 Baroness Wilcox announces Cracking Ideas' winners

6 Cracking Ideas, Get Cracking! Kids put on their thinking caps and get creative

June

28 Welsh businesses prioritising innovation

22 Protecting your ideas and inventions - Free Business Advice Seminar

04 Green patent database launched

May

28 UK to fast-track international patent applications

March

30 Protect your intangible assets

23 New support seminars set to offer UK SMEs a 'springboard' to success

15 New rules make Copyright Tribunal faster, cheaper and fairer

10 UK and Japan pave the way for a permanent Patent Prosecution Highway

10 UK and US announce action plan to reduce global patent backlogs

February

24 Global iconic brands leverage their Intellectual Property

03 Glasgow Science Centre announces new cracking exhibition "Wallace and Gromit presents...A World of Cracking Ideas"

January

26 IPeuropeAware helps North West businesses achieve their goals

25 Protect your ideas, safeguard your business

12 Revised patent and trade mark fees continue to encourage innovation