29 May 2020
2019 was a busy year for the IPReg team! The following are just some of the 2019 headlines… The first regulator to meet all  the LSB’s regulatory performance outcomes - we are proud to be the first regulatory body to meet all the performance outcomes in the LSB’s regulatory performance framework and will work hard to build on that success.  New...
17 Apr 2020
This consultation concerns a high-level procedure for withdrawal of IPReg accreditation of a qualification course or examination pathway or litigation skills course. The procedure would be triggered only in extenuating circumstances and when all other remedies have been exhausted or are insufficient. IPReg-accredited attorney qualification...
27 Mar 2020
The new coronavirus, Covid-19, sees us all in unprecedented circumstances and requiring alterations to typical everyday practices.  This section provides links and information that may be useful for you.     Examination Agencies IPReg-accredited Examination Agencies (EAs) have had to reconfigure their assessments to protect the health and...
9 Dec 2019
IPReg has today published Guidance on the 2017 Money Laundering Regulations and its application to patent and trade mark attorneys.  Prepared following Leading Counsel's advice obtained jointly with CIPA and CITMA, the Guidance is designed to help attorneys understand what the Regulations are, in what circumstances they apply and the decision...
25 Jul 2019
Today we have published two consultations: removing the current restrictions on in-house patent and trade mark attorneys providing pro bono advice. We are also proposing changes to allow attorneys who are not actively practising to provide pro bono advice. In both cases, provision of pro bono advice would require the consumer protection...