The Intellectual Property Regulation Board

The IPO Code of Practice

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Code of Practice for Applicants and Agents aims to make the patent application process more efficient by encouraging applicants and their agents, such as patent attorneys, to follow best practice. Although adherence to the Code of Practice is not mandatory, following the points set out in the Code could result in an application being processed more quickly and may in some circumstances also lead to cost savings.

The IPO Manual of Patent Practice 2015 is also a useful guide (albeit long – please do not print before checking)