The Intellectual Property Regulation Board

Code of Conduct

The Rules of Conduct for Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys and Other Regulation Persons Rules of Conduct for Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys and Other Regulation Persons can be found here.

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

IPReg is intending to introduce changes to the Code of Conduct  principally in relation to the protection of client monies - new Code of Conduct 

These changes were scheduled to come into force during Spring 2014 but due to delays (associated with the application to licence Alternative Business Structures) the changes will now come into force on 1st January 2015.

Further details can be found on our web-page dedicated to regulating Alternative Business Structures.