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.


IPReg recently consulted on proposals for changes to our regulatory arrangements. You can find here our response to the consultation having considered all of the views provided. We have also updated our Impact Assessment.

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

CIPA and CITMA Webinar 3 March 2022

We spoke at a combined CIPA and CITMA webinar on 3 March 2022, providing more information about the review and answering some questions from attendees.  You can view the webinar here.  

Next steps

Our Board will be making its final decision on an application to the Legal Services Board at its meeting in September.

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 further engagement 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