The Intellectual Property Regulation Board

Core Metrics

Registrants:

The number of registrants as at 1 April 2016 is 2,733 (2015: 2,641) of which 1,845 (2015: 1,769) are Patent Attorneys, 604 (2015: 581) are Trade Mark Attorneys and 284 (2015: 291) are dual (i.e. both Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys).

Entities: 

The number of regulated entities as at 31 December 2015 was 223. The number as at 31 December 2016 will be published shortly.

Total Income:

2016 – £773,789 (subject to audit) (2015: £760,192).

IPReg colleccts practice fees directly from registrants and registered bodies.

Apart from small sums for bank interest and fees for the issue of litigation certificates, the practice fees are the only source of income. IPReg undertakes no commercial activities.

Practice fees are retained by IPReg in their entirety.  Representative bodies collect membership fees separately.

Total Expenditure:

2016 – £720,531 (subject to audit) (2015: £650,599).

IPReg Staff Count:

As at 31 December 2016 1 full time, 5 part time (2015: 1 full time, 5 part time).