This site uses cookies to help make it more useful and reliable. Our cookies page explains what they are, which ones we use, and how you can manage or remove them.

Closed consultations 2012

A list of Intellectual Property Office consultations which closed during 2012. The title of the consultation is in the first column. Find the consultation you are interested in and then read across the row to find out the category the consultation covers, the class of consultation, the date it was launched and the date it closes. Click on the consultation title to access the consultation document.
Title Category Class Launched Closed
Proposed changes to the Patents Act 1977



10 December 2012

4 February 2013

Research and Bolar Exceptions: proposals to exempt clinical and field trials using innovative drugs from patent infringement Patents Full 24 October 2012 19 December 2012
Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework Designs Full 24 July 2012 2 October 2012
Expansion of the IPO Patent Opinions Service Patents Full 12 June 2012 4 September 2012