The Intellectual Property Regulation Board

Admission to the Register

General Admission

The requirements which you must satisfy to be registered as a patent or trade mark attorney can be found in the Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney Qualification and Registration Regulations 2009 particularly Regulation 4.

Please note however that the 2 years supervised and 4 years unsupervised “substantial experience” must ordinarily be current. This was added by Regulation 6 of the Rules for the Examination and Admission of Individuals 2011.

You need to complete the IPReg Application Form and the IPReg Declaration and submit them (hard copy only) to IPReg c/o The Registrar at:

222/225 Strand
London WC2R 1BA

We will also require a cheque for the appropriate fee, a schedule of which can be found on our Practice Fees page.

Please note that you must send us the original statutory declaration (we will not accept a pdf e-mailed version) and the statutory declaration must annex evidence of your foundation and advanced exam passes (or relevant exemptions).

Please also note that the statutory declaration must be sworn before a commissioner for oaths (this can be an attorney) and that person should not be within your own firm.