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UK Intellectual Property Office, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishUK Intellectual Property Office, thethe UK Intellectual Property OfficeUK Intellectual Property Office, the (abbreviation UK-IPO)  the British government department that decides which new inventions can be given a patent (=the right to make and sell a new invention). There is a similar department in the US called the Patent and Trademark Office.
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