Office name: Intellectual Property Office
Online Filing homepage: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-file-documents-with-the-intellectual-property-office/
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 email@example.com
- by mail:
Intellectual Property Office
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
|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
|Correction patch (national
office procedures: AT, BE, DE, DK, FI, GB)
for SP11 available for (OLF) V5.11 (build 18.104.22.168 or higher)
| UK Patent fee changes which come into force on 5 April 2018.
Available for (OLF) V5.10 (build 22.214.171.124 or higher)
- 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.