Quicker green patents

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

The UK IP Office has announced it will, with immediate effect, fast-track patent applications for "green" technology.

Accelerated search and/or examination of the patent application will be carried out where a patent applicant makes a reasonable assertion that the invention in the patent application is one which has some environmental benefit.

It could take only nine months to get a patent granted under this scheme, compared with the current average time of three years.

Please contact us if you would like further information.

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