UK patents

When it comes to protecting your intellectual property on a global scale, filing a patent in the United Kingdom holds significant advantages. The UK is renowned for its strong legal framework and robust intellectual property system, offering reliable and enforceable patent rights. 

At Patentarea, we specialize in guiding clients through the intricacies of international patent filings, including the UK patent process.  Partner with us through a UK patent filing. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards securing your intellectual property rights on a global scale.

Why choose us

  • Quality service: is characterized by providing services with the highest quality standards. Our services are carried out by attorneys and engineers specialized in intellectual property in order to ensure quality and that all the legal requirements are covered.
  • Experience: We have more than 20 years of experience providing large companies, law firms and inventors, international design and patent application services in almost every country.
  • Personalized communications: All communications between our clients and are managed by dedicated account executives and saved on our confidential and secure  platform.
  • Competitive prices and no hidden fees: We offer competitive prices and inform of any possible additional cost timely and in advance.

How to apply


Prepare the patent specifications. We can assist you with this also.


Request a quotation for the patent filing.


Payment of the patent filing service.


Assigned attorney review and prepare the forms.


Patent application filed and reported to you.

General information

Invention patent

Design patent

Filling timelines

The time limit for the PCT national phase entry in UK is 31 months from the earliest date of priority and 12 months for Direct Paris Route application. This term can be restored within two months from the missed deadline.

The time limit for filing a design is 6 months from the earliest date of priority. Also has a novelty grace period of 12 months before the filing date or priority date.

Required documents

Signed POA, inventor declaration, assignment and certified copy of priority, if applicable.

Signed POA, inventor declaration, assignment and certified copy of priority, if applicable. A drawing set of the different views of the design.

Examination stage

The request for substantive examination, must be filed within six months from the publication of the patent application for Direct Paris Route applications and within 33 months from the date of priority for National phases.

The patent office will review if the design application meets all formalities and registrability. No examination fees must be paid. If the application is accepted to registration, the design will be published in the Community Designs Bulletin and a certificate of registration will be issued. Normally the granted patent is issued within 3 months from the filing date.


No official granting fee must be paid, however it is very common for UK patent attorneys to charge the reporting and forwarding the Grant Decision.

No official granting fee must be paid, however it is very common for UK patent attorneys to charge the reporting and forwarding the Grant Decision.

Our services


International patent filing (any country)

We have more than 20 years of experience filing and handling patent applications in almost every country. With us you will find a centralized and cost-effective filing of your international applications, allowing you to focus on the invention and the business side of your project.


Portfolio management

We are an excellent solution for law firms and experience IP attorneys that need assistance with an experienced company for management and prosecution of large portfolios, with a portfolio of more than 2200 patents, we will provide an easy and fast reporting, files and documents up to date and timely next tasks notifications.


Analytic services

In Patentarea we also have plenty of experience providing analityc services like Patentability searchs, freedom to operate analysis, and patent valuation reports.


Patent drafting

If you need assistance with a quick and cost-effective patent draft for your clients, or if you are protecting your invention for the first time, we will gladly assist you with this also.


Other Patent Services

We can also assist with any other service like assignments, renewal, licensing agreements and more. Just contact us.


How long can it take a UK patent to be issued?

A standard patent application process in UK can take between 2 and 5 years from the filing date for invention patents. Note also a PPH can be filed in order to accelerate the examination. On the other hand, design patents are granted within a year.

Can a UK patent application be restored after abandonment?

Yes, a patent application that has been abandoned, can be restored. You must apply for the restoration request within 19 months of the date the patent ceased.


We have a team of patent attorneys and engineers, with years of experience making patent searches, filing patent applications and following up on the patent process in more than 30 countries, which allows us to assure you:
-Competent professionals will perform all the necessary procedures for filing and following up your patent application.
-You will receive timely information regarding updates for the application process.
-If objections or rejections arise in the patent application process, knowledgeable attorneys will advise you on the appropriate course of action.
-All information provided to us will be kept in absolute confidentiality. Before entering any business relationship we electronically sign a confidentiality agreement with you that protects your interests (View our confidentiality agreement).

Who will be in charge of my application?

In countries where services are offered, relies on teams of recognized and experienced patent attorneys, allowing us to assure a high-quality service.
To learn about the attorney directly in charge of your request select the link “Attorney in charge” located on the toolbar or in the “About Us” section.

Quote Your Patent Application in United Kingdom.


Patent in United Kingdom

Patent Services in United Kingdom

If you already have a patent application filed and you need to extend its protection in United Kingdom or if you need to start a patent application from the patent draft,  just contact us so we can provide you with our expert advice.

We will be able to guide you through the entire process.

  • Patent drafts

    We can prepare your patent draft. in English.

  • Local Filing

    File your local application in United Kingdom.

  • National Phases

    Have your different patent applications centralized.

Design Services in UK

your company or you as a sole inventor are launching a new product in United Kingdom, it is always recommendable to apply for an industrial design protection.  Consider that a design patent granted will protect the aesthetic aspects of your new product preventing unauthorized copying or imitation by others, also will add value to your product and company.

  • Design drawings

    We offer professional drawings services in order to allow the applicant a proper filing.

  • Design Search

    We offer international design search and analysis services.

  • Design Applications

    We will file your design in almost any country you need.

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