New ways to renew IP rights

15th Nov 2019

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) is looking for customers to test its new IP renewal service.

The UK IPO wants to transform the way it provides IP services to its customers by providing a range of new digital services through its transformation programme.

In July, the UK IPO introduced the trial launch of a new digital renewals service.

The new service enables customers to renew up to 1500 mixed IP rights (patents, trade marks or registered designs) in a single transaction.

The service also provides:

  • The first digital renewals service for designs customers
  • Instant confirmation with a digital renewal certificate and payment receipt
  • Immediate validation of the renewal with clear error messages
  • Digital renewal reminders

Since the launch, the service has been made available to a limited number of users to test and provide feedback.

Based on that feedback improvements have been made and gradually the service has been extended to more customers.

Between July and September, 60% of all renewal transactions have been processed via the new service.

The UK IPO would like more customers to get involved in the current testing phase.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the project team via email at renew@ipo.gov.uk.

The team will provide you with all the information you need and support you through the onboarding process to enable you to make use of the new service.