General Admission

Attorneys admitted to the register between 1 November and 31 December in any year are not required to pay the registration fee for that year.  This generally means that applications received between 1 November and 23 December of any year will not have a registration fee attached.  

Before you apply for registration, please see our Frequently Asked Questions which may answer any queries you have.

You can apply online for registration to the Register of Patent Attorneys, Register of Trade Mark Attorneys or both by clicking HERE.  You should also use this form if you are applying for readmission to either or both registers. 

If you are already a registered attorney but are applying for admission to a second register, please go to your IPReg account where the correct form is located in the "Registration Details" tab.

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 2021 practice year.