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Intellectual Property Office

Intellectual Property Office has achieved the Silver FairPlay Employer level for gender equality.
Cerys Furlong
Chief Executive

The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom is the operating name of The Patent Office. It is the official government body responsible for intellectual property rights in the UK and is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

"We are honoured to have been benchmarked silver in the highly regarded Chwarae Teg ‘Fair Play Employer’ programme. We’re proud of our commitment to initiatives that include flexible working, support for working families and the development of opportunities for women in STEM roles. These all contribute to ensuring fair play for women in the IPO workplace."

Dominic Houlihan

Director of People, Places and Services at the IPO

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