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We are the official government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom. These rights include:
- Trade marks
We are an Executive Agency of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).
We promote innovation by providing a clear, accessible and widely understood IP system, which enables the economy and society to benefit from knowledge and ideas.