Practice, focus and interest groups
Practice working groups
Focus groups are small groups who can give us their thoughts and reactions on matters such as international developments, draft consultation documents and so on. They can supplement other methods of consultation and allow us to focus on specific issues and programmes.
The Policy Interests Group includes representatives from industry, the legal profession, small business and consumers, who share an interest in the range of intellectual property rights, including patents, trade marks, designs and other related rights where needed.
The Marks and Design Forum acts as a notification, consultative and advisory panel for the Intellectual Property Office’s Trade Mark and Design Registry; membership includes representatives from the legal profession, small business, the Design Council and CBI.
The Brands Industry Forum includes representatives from branded companies, representative organisations and Governmnet officials. The Forum offers a platform for the discussion of brand related policy between industry and Government.