Student Zone Overview

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Welcome to the Patents Office Student Zone. Here you can find information regarding the history of Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright. In addition, you will be introduced to intellectual property and the various intellectual property rights.

The Office promotes awareness of industrial property protection and provides information at various exhibitions and seminars. We are annual exhibitors at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and sponsor a prize in that competition.

We hope you find this area of the site useful.

Trade Marks - a brief history

Learn about the origins of trade marks

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