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.
We are developing an online application process and hope to make it available soon. In the meantime, if you would like to apply to be admitted to the Register(s) please send us:
- Completed IPReg Application Form;
- Completed IPReg Statutory Declaration. This must be sworn before a commissioner for oaths (this can be an attorney) and that person should not be within your own firm. The original document must be submitted;
- A cheque or BACS payment (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for our bank details) for the appropriate fee, a schedule of which can be found on our Practice Fees page;
- Evidence of your foundation and advanced exam passes (or relevant exemptions).
The documents (hard copy only) should be sent to IPReg at:
Fifth Floor, OuterTemple
London WC2R 1BA