The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) consultation on proposed changes to statutory patent fees is attached. The consultation closes on 6 June 2017.
We welcome the prospect of further investment in electronic services and appreciate all measures to improve electronic access to patent application documents and document filing. Thus we encourage the UK IPO to continue to converge on web-based services for electronic access which will guarantee accessibility to all applicants including those with strong internet security measures in place.
We further encourage improved integration with the EPO electronic filing measures through the option of filing at the UK IPO as “office of receipt” via the EPO’s Case Management System (CMS) to avail applicants of the UK security review for EPO CMS filings.
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