The Intellectual Property Regulation Board

Code of Conduct

The revised Rules for the Conduct for Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys and Other Regulated Persons which came into force on 1st January 2015 can be found here:

Code of Conduct (2015)

The new Code requires sole practitioner attorneys and firms to insure only with “participating insurers” who have agreed to insure against minimum insurance terms. This is necessary in the context of IPReg’s new compensation scheme.

PAMIA Limited, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, China Re Syndicate 2088 via Catlin Underwriting Agency Limited, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc and Wimsure Underwriting Limited on behalf of underwriters at Lloyds are participating insurers.   We are already in contact with the very small number of other insurers to arrange signing of their agreements.

The agreed Minimum Terms and Conditions are a generic version of the actual PAMIA terms.

Following the Disciplinary Case against David Rickard, the Disciplinary Panel issued Guidance on the use of liens: IPReg Practice Guidance 2013

NB: 1st October 2015  – There is new guidance on client monies in the Practice Development section