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Working in the UK

The Intellectual Property Office offers a wealth of resources on Patents, Trademarks and Registered Design applications.

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys is the UK’s regulatory body. This website contains some further information about how to register a patent and how to find your nearest patent attorney

Companies House provides useful information for setting up and tracing limited companies in the UK.

Useful business advice can be obtained from your Local Chambers of Commerce: Sheffield ChamberBarnsley and Rotherham Chamber, Derbyshire and Notts Chamber

The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, also known as ITMA is the regulatory body for the Trade Mark attorneys in the UK.

NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts – an independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative and provides funding to support early stage businesses

International Resources

The World Intellectual Property Organisation was founded in 1967 and is active in 185 different countries throughout the world, and works towards harmonising international IP issues

The European Patent Office provides a comprehensive resource if your business trades in the EU.

The European Patent office also runs Espacenet – A free patent searching site featuring over 70 million patent documentations dating back to 1836

The Office For Harmonisation in the Internal Market – better known as OHIM works to help businesses protect their business ideas throughout the European Union.

The US Patent and Trademark Office provides information if you are considering trading in America.