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1 Aug 2017

IPReg appoints new Chief Executive

I am pleased to be able to announce a major organisational revision to the Intellectual Property Regulation Board’s Executive Office (IPReg) and the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Fran Gillon, to lead IPReg.  After 8 years leading IPReg, Ann Wright feels her work building the organisation’s structure, with the associated systems and processes […]

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29 Jun 2017

CMA – IPReg Action Plan June 2017

In December 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority published its Market Study Report on the legal services sector https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5887374d40f0b6593700001a/legal-services-market-study-final-report.pdf The main recommendations were that frontline legal regulators should: Deliver a step change in standards of transparency to help consumers (i) to understand the price and service they will receive, what redress...

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9 May 2017

FD4-P6 Infringement and Validity Exam – Research Report

In 2015, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) reviewed the policies, procedures and processes of the Patent Examination Board (PEB). Its recommendations to the PEB included investigation into the poor candidate success rate over a number of years in the FD4 Infringement and Validity (formerly P6) examination. IPReg agreed to fund this work and established a […]

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8 May 2017

Cyber Security

Cybercrime is now well acknowledged as a major risk to business. IPReg has produced some guidance on cyber security, including examples of cyber-attacks, consequences of cyber-attacks on your business and steps you can take. http://ipreg.org.uk/pro/practice-development/cyber-crime-and-security-of-data/ IPReg takes the view that Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys should take measures appropriate to the particular risks that they […]

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15 Dec 2016

IPReg responds to LSB Diversity Guidance Consultation

The LSB consultation on its Statutory Diversity Guidance closed earlier this month. The  IPReg response welcomes the move towards an outcomes-focused approach given it is more in keeping with the current regulatory environment. It is judged appropriate to review the prescriptive approach of the 2011 Diversity Guidance which focused on data collection and publication and move […]

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