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GB is an abbreviation in this wiki referring to Great Britain.


See also: Great Britain's Patent Office.

The British patent offices had a registration system not an examination system in the early aero period. Britain's "Statute of Monopolies enacted in 1623 rendered illegal all monopolies except those for a defined term of years; this forms the basis of modern patent law."[1]

Add information the the British patent offices, and rules. Draw from notes from Zorina Khan's extensive work here.

This wiki has 3,652 British patents and 1,222 patents filed by Britons.


  1. World Intellectual Property Organization. An explanatory note concerning the origins of the United Kingdom intellectual property legal regime. Undated