The regulatory objectives which underpin all of IPReg’s activities are:

  • protecting and promoting the public interest;
  • supporting the constitutional principle of the rule of law;
  • improving access to justice;
  • protecting and promoting the interests of consumers;
  • promoting competition in the provision of legal services;
  • encouraging an independent, strong, diverse and effective legal profession;
  • increasing public understanding of the citizen’s legal rights and duties;
  • promoting and maintaining adherence to the professional principles
  • promoting the prevention and detection of economic crime

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In January 2023, the IPReg Board set new strategic priorities for the next 3-4 years:

• To carry out our regulatory activities proactively, effectively and inclusively, ensuring the efficient use of resources;

• Increasing the range of good quality education providers accredited by IPReg, in particular as a tool to increase the diversity of the trade mark and patent attorney professions;

• Increase the public profile of IPReg to the regulated community and users of IP legal services.