On 19 October 2022, the Legal Services Board authorised IPReg's practising fees for the 2023 practice year. Its decision notice can be found here.
The Practice Fee Regulations 2022 set out the fees that attorneys and registered and licensed entities must pay to remain on either or both of the patent attorney register and trade mark attorney register in 2023.
The fee waiver application process that was introduced in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic remains in the 2022 Regulations and has now been extended to include applications on the basis of general hardship. Attorneys who wish to apply for a waiver of their fees on the basis of hardship, should read and follow Regulation 6 and its associated guidance.
Approvals of HoLP, HoFA, Managers and Non-Attorney/Lawyer Owners: Generally the fee for approval of a HoLP, HoFA, Manager or Non-Attorney/Lawyer Owner will be £200 per application, except in cases that are not straightforward. For more information please see Appendix 5 to IPReg’s Licensing Authority Application to the Legal Services Board.
Refunds: we do not, except in the case of an administrative error, refund practice fees.