Response to Consultation Paper on Proposed Fast Track Opposition Procedure and Trade Mark Appeal Fee

    September 2013
    The UK Intellectual Property Offce (IPO) has published a response following the consultation period concerning its proposals to introduce a fast track opposition procedure, and an appeal fee of £500 in relation to inter partes appeals to the Appointed Person. Having reviewed the responses from a range of interested parties including professional representative bodies, IP practitioners and businesses, the IPO has decided to implement both proposals; with some modifications.