UKIPO Green Channel

Green is the latest buzzword from the IPO. You can fast-track a UK patent application relating to green-ish inventions, see the notice at

This appears to be nothing more than putting down “the invention is green” as an acceptable reason for accelerated Search, Combined Search and Examination, Publication, and/or Examination.

Generally, the UKIPO is pretty relaxed when it comes to reasons for acceleration and so this seems more a case of classic (“In the Thick of It”-style) political manoeuvring than anything else (as aptly demonstrated here: ).

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