GB Intellectual Property Office

Office name: Intellectual Property Office

Online Filing homepage:

Customer Services may be contacted:

  • The IT Helpdesk (for eOLF enrolment with Intellectual Property Office and other related queries) is open Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 17:00 hrs(GMT)
  • by phone +44 1633 813500
  • by e-mail
  • by mail:
    Intellectual Property Office
    IT Helpdesk
    Room 3B07
    Concept House
    Cardiff Road
    South Wales
    NP10 8QQ
    United Kingdom

Supported procedures: EP1001E2K, PCT/RO/101, UK Form 1, Form NP1, UK SFD, PCT SFD

Supported smart cards: EPO (PinkRoccade)

Note: Smart cards must be registered before they can be used for filing documents with the UK Intellectual Property Office. See the UK-IPO online filing home page for information on how to do this. 

Online Filing downloads  

Changes re patent applicant’s address which come into force on 1 January 2021

  • Addresses in EEA no longer accepted for new UK national applications; addresses must be in the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Gibraltar  
4.5 MB
UK patent fee changes which come into force on 30 July 2020
  • Temporary reduction in late surcharge fee due if application fee not paid at the time of filing
  • Temporary reduction in fee for late declaration of priority
  • Temporary reduction in fee for request for an extension to a prescribed period
  • North Macedonia now available in address files
  • Option of requesting paper copies of citations removed
4.4 MB
Correction patch (national office procedures: AT, BE, DE, DK, FI, GB) for SP11 available for (OLF) V5.11 (build or higher)
51.3 MB
UK Patent fee changes which come into force on 5 April 2018.

  • Increase to the application fee and the introduction of a 25% surcharge when not paid at the time of filing.
  • Increase to the fees for search and substantive examination.
  • Increased discount on each of the above fees when applications are filed electronically.
  • Introduction of an excess claims fee.
  • Introduction of an excess pages fee.
Available for (OLF) V5.10 (build or higher)
6.6 MB

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