Since the Patent Office is referred to by name in a number of pieces of legislation, the words 'UK Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Office' will be used until the legislation can be suitably amended.
The IPKat is torn. On the one hand he thinks its right that the body's name should accurately describe what it does. On the other, his underutilised romantic side rather likes the slightly archaic undertones of the name 'Patent Office'. On a more practical note, he wonders if this means that a change to the Patent Office URL and email addresses is on its way.
Finally, he notes that the nifty new logo incorporates the slogan 'For Creativity and Innovation'. This doesn't really cover trade marks does it?