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Changes to Patents Rules and forms - October 2016

3rd October 2016

The Intellectul Property Office has introduced various changes to the Patents Rules 2007 some of which came into force on 1 October 2016.

The IPI has issued guidance about these changes which is available iby clicking on the links below:-

guidance for users - a summary of each of the changes taking place 

manual of patent practice - detailed guidance on the IPO’s practice in relation to patent applications and patents 

practice notice: notifications of intention to grant - detailed guidance on the new process for notifying patent applicants that their patent is going to be granted

Up to date Patents forms associated with these changes are available in FormEvo as are a full range of Patents, Trade Marks and Design/Design Rights forms.

Further changes will take effect on 6 April 2017.

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