The Intellectual Property Act 2014 came into force in the UK on 1 October 2014. The Act includes various changes to UK legislation, mainly in the areas of patents and designs. For more information, please visit our website.

As well as reducing the scope of the ‘Patent Box’ tax reduction scheme (see page 4), the UK government has also suspended funding for ‘IP Audits’ – applications filed after 31 January 2015 will no longer be accepted.