Brexit has created many uncertainties in the IP arena and the CEO of the UK Intellectual Property Office is urging stakeholders to speak up, so that the office isn’t the “lone voice” advocating the importance of IP.
Tim Moss has been heading the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), which grants around 5,000 patents and 55,000 trademarks each year, since May 2017.
He previously ran Companies House, where he worked closely with the IPO. His work at the UK’s registrar of companies was delivery-focused, in terms of the practical work he did around company creation. The prospect of having ownership of education and policy relating to IP, as well as the delivery side of the business, was a major factor in Moss’s decision to join the IPO, he told LSIPR.
Moss confided that when he started in his new role at the IPO, he knew “a lot about the business of the IPO but nothing about IP”.
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LSIPR 50 2018, IP, Brexit, Tim Moss, UKIPO, UK Intellectual Property Office