The review

Our regulatory arrangements cover the full range of activities undertaken by regulated individuals and firms – from the requirements to qualify as a patent or trade mark attorney, the process for admission to the register(s), conduct and other requirements while on the register(s), complaints and disciplinary matters and removal or retirement from the register(s).

We are reviewing the regulatory arrangements in their entirety.


We are currently consulting on proposals for changes to our regulatory arrangements. You can find further details on the consultation here.  The consulation closes at 5pm on 17 March 2022.

Here you can find a summary of the responses we received to the Call for Evidence that  closed in February 2021. 

Next steps

This is a significant piece of work, both for IPReg and those we regulate. We do not envisage implementing any changes before Spring 2023, as we need to allow time for engagement, consultation and LSB approval of any changes to our regulatory arrangements.

If you would like to speak to us to discuss any aspect of the review, please email us at