Getting professional advice about IP matters
The information in this website is intended to provide useful background about IP and its protection to help your general understanding and when consulting professional advisers about specific IP matters. The UK Intellectual Property Office also provides a wide range of information on IP matters including:
You are advised to seek appropriate professional assistance whenever you need specific advice on IP matters and especially in commercial situations. The information about IP rights in this website is given in good faith for guidance purposes and must not be relied upon as legal advice.
Qualified IP professionals can be obtained by consulting the following professional bodies:
You can also find UK based solicitors specialising in intellectual property through Find a Solicitor provided by the Law Society.
c/o Rowan Freeland
Simmons & Simmons
One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9SS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7628 2020
Fax: +44 (0)20 7628 2070
Contact details for IPLA member firms, as well as for their representatives, can be found using the IPLA search function.
Regulation of IP Professionals
Patent and trade mark attorneys registered to practice in the UK are regulated by the IP Regulation Board.
Solicitors registered to practice in the UK are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
All registered European Patent Attorneys are members of the European Patent Institute which is responsible for maintaining high standards of professional conduct.