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United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office
The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (often referred to as the UK IPO) is, since 2 April 2007, 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 (BEIS). Responsibilities The IPO has direct administrative responsibility for examining and issuing or rejecting patents, and maintaining registers of intellectual property including patents, designs and trade marks in the UK. As in most countries, there is no statutory register of copyright and the IPO does not conduct any direct administration in copyright matters. The IPO is led by the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, who is also Registrar of Trade Marks, Registrar of Designs and Chief Executive of the IPO. Since 1 May 2017, the Comptroller has been Tim Moss, following the resignation of John Alty who had been Comptroller ...
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Government Agency
A government or state agency, sometimes an appointed commission, is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government The machinery of government (sometimes abbreviated as MoG) is the interconnected structures and processes of government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a State (polity), state. ... that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an administration Administration may refer to: Management of organizations * Management Management (or managing) is the administration of an organization An organization, or organisation (English in the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth English; .... There is a notable variety of agency types. Although usage differs, a government agency is normally distinct both from a department or ministry, and other types of public body established by government A government is the sys ...
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Lincoln's Inn
The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn is one of the four Inns of Court The Inns of Court in London are the professional associations for barristers A barrister is a type of lawyer A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney at lawAttorney at law or attorney-at-law, usuall ... in London London is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule'') and smaller lowerc ... to which barrister A barrister is a type of lawyer A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney at law, barrister A barrister is a type of lawyer in common law jurisdiction (area), jurisdictions. Barristers mostly specialis ...s of England and Wales England and Wales () is a legal jurisdiction covering England and Wales, two of the four countries of the ...
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Departments Of The United Kingdom Government
The Government of the United Kingdom is divided up into departments. These, according to the government, are responsible for putting government policy into practice. There are currently 23 ministerial departments, 20 non-ministerial departments and 413 agencies and other public bodies. Ministerial departments Ministerial departments are generally the most high-profile government departments and differ from the other two types of government departments in that they include ministers. List Non-ministerial departments Non-ministerial departments are headed by civil servants and usually have a regulatory or inspection function. List Agencies and other public bodies Government departments in this third and final category can generally be split into five types: * Executive agency, Executive agencies, which usually provide government services rather than decide policy * Executive non-departmental public bodies, which do work for the government in specific areas * Advi ...
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Copyright Law Of The United Kingdom
Under the law of United Kingdom, a copyright is an intangible property right subsisting in certain qualifying subject-matter. Copyright law is governed by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the 1988 Act), as amended from time to time. As a result of increasing legal integration and harmonisation throughout the European Union a complete picture of the law can only be acquired through recourse to EU jurisprudence, On 12 September 2018 the European Parliament approved Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, new copyright rules to help secure the rights of writers and musicians. Background Copyright protection in Britain dates back to the 1556 Charter of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. The Licensing of the Press Act 1662 gave publishers exclusive printing rights, but did not give any rights to authors. Parliament failed to renew the act in 1694, primarily to remove monopoly and encourage a free press. The Statute of Anne in 1710 p ...
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South East Wales
South East Wales is a regions of Wales, loosely defined region of Wales generally corresponding to the former counties of South Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan and Gwent (county), Gwent. Highly urbanised, it includes Cardiff and Newport, Wales, Newport as well as large towns in the South Wales Valleys. Usage and definition The term South East Wales is used by the Welsh Government. In the Wales Spatial Plan, South East Wales is defined for statistical purposes as comprising the Principal areas of Wales, local authorities of Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly (county borough), Caerphilly, Cardiff, Newport, Wales, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Bridgend County Borough, Bridgend. This area has a population of about 1,430,000 (2007 estimate), just under half the total population of Wales. The South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre definition of South East Wales includes the whole of the ancient cou ...
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Newport, Wales
Newport ( cy, Casnewydd; ) is a city A city is a large .Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Penguin.Kuper, A. and Kuper, J., eds (1996) ''The Social Science Encyclopedia''. 2nd edition. London: Routledge. It can be defined as a permanent and s ... and county borough County borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to refer to a borough or a city independent of county council A county council is the elected administrative body governing an area known as a cou ... in Wales Wales ( cy, Cymru ) is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an individual's birth, residence or citizenship. A country may be an independent sovereign ..., situated on the River Usk The River Usk (; cy, Afon Wysg) rises on the northern slopes of the Black Mountain Black Mountain may refer to: Places Australia * Bl ...
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British Library
The British Library is the national library A national library is a library established by a government as a country's preeminent repository of information. Unlike public library, public libraries, these rarely allow citizens to borrow books. Often, they include numerous rare, valuable, or ... of the United Kingdom and is one of the largest libraries in the world. It is estimated to contain between 170–200 million items from many countries. As a legal deposit Legal deposit is a legal requirement that a person or group submit copies of their publications to a repository, usually a library. The number of copies required varies from country to country. Typically, the national library is the primary reposito ... library, the British Library receives copies of all books produced in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including a significant proportion of overseas titles distributed in the UK. The Library is a non-departmental public body In the United Kingdom The Unit ...
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Penguin Books
Penguin Books was originally a British publishing house Publishing is the activity of making information, literature, music, software and other content available to the public for sale or for free. Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed works, such as book A book is a medi .... It was co-founded in 1935 by Sir Allen Lane Sir Allen Lane (born Allen Lane Williams; 21 September 1902 – 7 July 1970) was a British publisher who together with his brothers Richard and John Lane founded Penguin Books Penguin Books is a British publishing house. It was co-founde ... with his brothers Richard and John, as a line of the publishers The Bodley Head The Bodley Head is an English publishing Publishing is the activity of making information, literature, music, software and other content available to the public for sale or for free. Traditionally, the term refers to the creation and distri ..., only becoming a separate company the following year ...
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Clerestory
In architecture upright=1.45, alt=Plan d'exécution du second étage de l'hôtel de Brionne (dessin) De Cotte 2503c – Gallica 2011 (adjusted), Plan of the second floor (attic storey) of the Hôtel de Brionne in Paris – 1734. Architecture (Latin ''archi ..., a clerestory ( ; ''clear storey'', also clearstory, clearstorey, or overstorey) is a high section of wall that contains window A window is an opening in a wall A wall is a structure and a surface that defines an area; carries a load; provides security Security is freedom from, or resilience against, potential Potential generally refers to a currently unrealize ...s above eye level. The purpose is to admit light, fresh air, or both. Historically, ''clerestory'' denoted an upper level of a Roman basilica In Ancient Roman architecture, a basilica is a large public building with multiple functions, typically built alongside the town's Forum (Roman), forum. The basilica was in the Latin West equi ...
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John Taylor (architect)
Sir John Taylor, Order of the Bath, KCB, FRIBA (15 November 1833 in Warkworth, Northumberland – 30 April 1912 in Surbiton, Surrey) was a British architect working for the Office of Works. Early life The son of a joiner,Henry Tanner (architect), Henry Tanner, revised by M. H. Port''Taylor, Sir John'' in: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, published 3 January 2008 Taylor first trained in the service of the Algernon Percy, 4th Duke of Northumberland, Duke of Northumberland and under Anthony Salvin, who, from 1852, remodelled the duke's Alnwick Castle. Office of Works After working with the contractors George Smith & Co., Taylor entered the Office of Works in 1859. From 1866 to 1898 he served as surveyor of palaces and public building in London district. Taylor's most active period as an architect began in 1879–80 with the construction of Bow Street Magistrates' Court which the listing entry describes as "dignified, eclectic Graeco-Roman with some slightly John Van ...
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Chancery Lane
Chancery Lane is a one-way street One-way traffic (or uni-directional traffic) is traffic that moves in a single direction. A one-way street is a street either facilitating only one-way traffic, or designed to direct vehicles to move in one direction. One-way streets typically ... situated in the ward Ward may refer to: Division or unit * Hospital#Departments or wards, Hospital ward, a hospital division, floor, or room set aside for a particular class or group of patients, for example the psychiatric ward * Prison ward, a division of a pen ... of Farringdon Without __NOTOC__ Farringdon Without is the most westerly Wards of the City of London, Ward of the City of London, its suffix ''Without'' reflects its origin as lying beyond the London Wall, City’s former defensive walls. It was first established in 13 ... in the City of London The City of London is a city A city is a large .Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: ...
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