Summary features:

  • IPAN membership includes varied UK commercial, financial, professional and academic organisations and individuals all with a shared enthusiasm for IP and a passionate belief in its key role in the developing “knowledge” economy. However, IPAN does not lobby for any particular sector or viewpoint but seeks to provide a balanced view on IP matters.  As a result IPAN is increasingly seen as an authority on IP awareness issues amongst important stakeholders.
  • IPAN welcomes written applications to join from organisations and individuals based primarily in the UK (including students in full-time education) who can subscribe to IPAN’s educational aims and objectives.
  • IPAN seeks to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in its membership and activities, and encourages all its members to contribute fully and on an equal basis.
  • Membership applications are decided on their merits by the IPAN Directors.
  • There is an annual membership fee and normally also an initial joining fee payable on acceptance; the joining fee is waived for student members.
  • All members are governed by the IPAN Articles of Association and Rules.

Membership Fees

  • annual corporate fee:  £175
  • annual individual fee: £150
  • annual student fee: £30
  • new member joining fee (waived for students): £160

Benefits of Membership include:

  • Accessing a unique network of IP intelligence drawn from the wider IP community including government, professional organisations, industry and academia on a national basis – no other UK group exists which brings together such a wide range of different bodies all of which have an interest in IP and its relevance to society.
  • Attending network webinars and “in person” events with your guests (space permitting) to hear presentations by invited experts on current IP topics and to network with other members and speakers.
  • All members are encouraged to contribute fully and on an equal basis to IPAN’s activities.
  • Contributing to one of IPAN’s sector focus groups:


Finance, Business and Economics


  • Taking part in IPAN’s major events such as its regular Parliamentary Event for parliamentarians, IP opinion leaders and their guests, celebrating World Intellectual Property Day in April, usually held in the Palace of Westminster.
  • Helping develop and review briefing papers about IP topics of current interest.
  • Shaping research into the social and economic value, effects, education and public awareness of IP.
  • Raising your profile by joining a highly regarded UK network committed to improved understanding about IP and its value to society – your name or organisation will be added to the list of IPAN members.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please email us at with your full Name, Organisation, Contact details, and interest or background in IP.   If you are a student, please tell us in your email the university or college and the course you are studying.