General Admission

You can apply online for registration to the Register of Patent Attorneys, Register of Trade Mark Attorneys or both by clicking here. 

To make an application you will need to create an IPReg account.  This will allow you to view and manage payments made to IPReg.  Applications made in November and December will not incur a registration fee for this practice year.  You will be required to renew your registration in the usual way at the beginning of 2020.

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.

Please refer to our Practice Fees page for details of the various fee paying categories and practice fees for the 2020 practice year.