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Dear Intellectual Property Office,

1] As you are aware you are a corporate company and as such how can you be a so called local authority ?

2] What is your bond number/public liability insurance details ?

3] Who has given you public authority as a corporate company ?

4] Does your public liability insurance cover you for wrong doings to the public?

5] As a corporate copyright company, what gives you the right to not disclose information as a public authority?

Kind regards,

peter danby and associates

foi, Intellectual Property Office

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Dear Mr Danby,

 

Thank you for your information request.  The Intellectual Property Office
will respond with the statutory time limit, i.e. by 27 September.

 

Regards,

 

 

Alison Smith | Information Rights Manager

Intellectual Property Office | Concept House | Cardiff Road | Newport |
South Wales | NP10 8QQ | [1]www.gov.uk/ipo

Tel: +44 (0)1633 814587 | Email: [2][Intellectual Property Office request email]

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Alison Smith, Intellectual Property Office

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Dear Mr Danby,

 

I am replying to your information request of 29 August 2017.

 

1) In answer to your first question the Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
is an executive agency of the central government Department for Business,
Energy & Industrial Strategy. 

 

The IPO is a Trading Fund, which enables it to handle its own revenues and
expenses separately from overall government finances and operate more like
a business, while retaining the status of an executive agency.  The IPO is
not and has never been a local authority.  You can find further
information on how public bodies are classified from
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...
 

 

2)  In common with other central government departments and agencies the
IPO does not have public liability insurance, but valid claims would be
met by government instead.

 

3)  The IPO is not a corporate company.  Its authority as a Trading Fund
derives from The Patent Office Trading Fund Order 1991 (SI 1991 No.1796)
[2]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1991/...

 

4)  See Question 2 above.

 

5)  As an agency of a government Department the IPO is subject to the
requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.  We are content to disclose recorded
information requested unless that information is exempt under either FOI
or EIR, and after consideration of the balance of public interest where
appropriate.

 

Please let me know if you require any further information or explanation.

 

Regards,

 

Alison Smith | Information Rights Manager

Intellectual Property Office | Concept House | Cardiff Road | Newport |
South Wales | NP10 8QQ | [3]www.gov.uk/ipo

Tel: +44 (0)1633 814587 | Email: [4][Intellectual Property Office request email]

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Dear Alison Smith,

As you are a Government agency, you are in fact a corporate company >> About us - Intellectual Property Office - GOV.UK
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...
Jump to Corporate information - Our organisation chart · Complaints procedure · Equality and diversity · Office access and opening times · Our energy use ...

I would like a internal review as you have no been truthful.

Please supply me with your insurance details as per FOI request.

Who are your corporate board members ?

Kind regards,

peter danby and associates

Alison Smith, Intellectual Property Office

Dear Mr Danby,

Thank you for your request for review. We aim to complete the review by 10 October 2017.

Regards,

Alison Smith | Information Rights Manager
Intellectual Property Office | Concept House | Cardiff Road | Newport | South Wales | NP10 8QQ | www.gov.uk/ipo
Tel: +44 (0)1633 814587 | Email: [Intellectual Property Office request email]

Dear Alison Smith,

You are required by law to answer this FOI request in the required time, you are now overdue and as such this require an immediate response without delay....

Kind regards,

peter danby and associates

Alison Smith, Intellectual Property Office

Dear Mr Danby,

You are correct to point out that there is indeed a statutory time limit for responses to FOI requests. Public authorities must reply promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt. (A "working day" is defined as any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday.)

This time limit applies to original requests for information. Where an internal review has been requested, there is no statutory time limit for completing the review. However, the Information Commissioner's Office expects public bodies to ensure that a review takes no longer than twenty working days in most cases or forty in exceptional circumstances.

We aim to complete this review within twenty working days, that is by 10 October 2017 at the latest.

Regards,

Alison Smith | Information Rights Manager
Intellectual Property Office | Concept House | Cardiff Road | Newport | South Wales | NP10 8QQ | www.gov.uk/ipo
Tel: +44 (0)1633 814587 | Email: [Intellectual Property Office request email]

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Dear Alison Smith,

But are you a public authority, that is the question ?

Thank you for informing me about FOI regulations/time limits for answering requests.

Regards,

peter danby and associates

Alison Smith, Intellectual Property Office

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Dear Mr Danby,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for an internal review.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Alison Smith | Information Rights Manager

Intellectual Property Office | Concept House | Cardiff Road | Newport |
South Wales | NP10 8QQ | [1]www.gov.uk/ipo

Tel: +44 (0)1633 814587 | Email: [2][Intellectual Property Office request email]

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Dear Alison Smith,

I do not believe you, lots of information displayed on the net shows corporate policies of the Intellectual Property Office. Take for instance this link >> https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...

Acts/statutes are not laws of the Magna Carta and require consent of the governed, in my opinion the Intellectual Property Office is a corporation.

Kind regards,

peter danby and associates

Alison Smith, Intellectual Property Office

Dear Mr Danby,

Your views are noted. As any further discussion of the legal and functional status of the Intellectual Property Office is unlikely to be productive we do not intend to respond to any further emails from you on this point. If you wish to pursue this matter you should address your concerns regarding the handling of your information request to the Information Commissioner's Office.

Regards,

Alison Smith | Information Rights Manager
Intellectual Property Office | Concept House | Cardiff Road | Newport | South Wales | NP10 8QQ | www.gov.uk/ipo
Tel: +44 (0)1633 814587 | Email: [Intellectual Property Office request email]