The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published documents outlining its main activities and targets, setting out how it will deliver on its ‘ambitions’ and ‘corporate priorities’. These documents include a refreshed corporate strategy outlining its ambitions up to 2026, as well as its corporate priorities for t 2022 – 2023, outlining its first steps towards achieving these priorities.


UK IPO Strategy to 2026

The UK IPO Strategy to 2026 states that its work gives researchers, inventors, creators, businesses and organisations the confidence to invest their time, energy and money in doing something new. It plays a fundamental role in ensuring that the UK becomes the most innovative and creative country in the world. In doing this, it aims to:

deliver excellent IP services

create a world leading IP environment

make the IPO a brilliant place to work

UK IPO Intellectual Property Office corporate priorities 2022 to 2023

The UK IPO Corporate Priorities sets out its three goals: 

1. To deliver excellent IP services, its priorities are to:

Deliver its core IP rights services, achieving its customer service standards

deliver its Transformation programme, achieving its phase one milestones

2. To create a world leading IP environment, its priorities are to:

develop the IP Framework to keep pace with the societal changes in technology, the environment, culture, and the economy 

increase IP’s Impact through Awareness and Education

embed the approach set out in the new Counter-Infringement Strategy, delivering its strategic threat assessment and developing its intelligence centre of excellence

strengthen its international approach by maintaining and developing high IP standards through free trade agreements, reforming its European engagement and improving and promoting its international IP business support service

3. To make the IPO a brilliant place to work, its priorities are to:

enable its people to thrive, ensuring it  can deliver today and  is  ready for future challenges 

agree on a Carbon Net Zero Strategy for IPO and deliver year one commitments

Underpinning these priorities are the UK IPO’s principles, which are to “support our people, focus on customers and strive for efficiency.”

In a press release, Tim Moss CBE, IPO CEO, further explains: “The UK has one of the best IP systems in the world and it’s our ambition to be the best IP Office for our customers. Our refreshed strategy outlines how we will achieve this, mapping out the next steps in our journey. Our partners and people will be essential travelling companions for achieving success with our goals. These include partners across government, global IP offices, researchers, inventors, creators, businesses and organisations who all rely on a robust IP framework to keep pace with changes in technology. We will continue to support our people, focus on our customers and strive for continued efficiency. The IPO’s Corporate Priorities for 2022-23 set out our plan for serving three pillars over the next year: delivering excellent IP services, creating a world leading IP environment and making the IPO a brilliant place to work.”

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