Patent Office (Intellectual Property Office)
The Patent Office was set up in 1852 to act as the United Kingdom’s sole office for the granting of patent, though the history of granting patents goes back to the 15th century. The Patent office London search room is now combined with that of the British Library's Business and Intellectual Property Centre at St Pancras.
Since 2007 the Intellectual Property Office has been responsible for establishing intellectual property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom, IP is any form of original creation that can be bought or sold and is principally protected by either patents, trademarks, designs or copyright.
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Telephone: 0845 950 0505
Address: Harmsworth House, 13-15 Bouverie Street, EC4Y 8DP
Website: Intellectual Property Office
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