UK IPO Proceedings

To succeed before the UK IPO you need to be sharp and ready, and remain calm. We have been there and have the experience to present the best case for your clients before the Hearing Officer.

IPO Proceedings



At the UK IPO, examination of your patent application can result in a hearing. At the end of a Trade Mark Opposition, or in a dispute e.g. over patent inventorship and /or entitlement contested proceedings may similarly be heard in front of the Hearing Officer.

For all of these types of proceedings it is vital to present and argue the best case, carefully and clearly and closely aligned with the most recent law and procedures. We can take these cases,  presenting ourselves and, importantly, knowing when at other times to work directly with specialist counsel. We also provide pre-hearing advice on strategy, prospects and costs so we can plan for all eventualities.

Recent Insights

Read the latest insights from the Schlich team reporting recent cases and updates from the UK IPO.

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Carolyn Palmer - Schlich

Our team of UK and European Patent Attorneys and Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys are highly knowledgeable and experienced in assisting clients with all aspects of their IP needs.

Contact us now to find out more about how we could help you and your business.