The Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) was set up in 2010 by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA) to be the independent regulatory body for the Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney professions.

CIPA and ITMA are Approved Regulators under the Legal Service Act 2007, and in 2010 in order to separate their regulatory functions from their representational functions, as the Act requires them to do, they each set up a Regulation Board (a Patent Attorney Regulation Board and a Trade Mark Attorney Regulation Board) which as far as is possible will act and take decisions together as the Intellectual Property Regulation Board. IPReg are now seeking a new Head of Registration.  


About the role

Job Title: Head of Registration
Salary: £90,000 Pro rata
Hours: Part Time (some flexibility but between 3 and 4 days pw)
Location: London (The Strand)
This will be a senior post (with supervision responsibilities) albeit reporting into the CEO

The Head of Registration is a senior post and they will be expected to deputise for the Chief Executive when required. As it is a new post, there will be every opportunity, working closely with the Chief Executive, to define and develop the role.

Job Description


  • Maintain and publish the Patent Register and the Trade Mark Register
  • Review applications for admission from patent and trade mark attorney trainees
  • Review applications for re-admission
  • Review applications from EU professions for recognition of their professional qualifications (making recommendations as appropriate) and issue the determination
  • Review applications for admission from registered entities
  • Review applications for admission from Alternative Business Structures

Assurance including Investigations and Complaints

  • With the Board, identify appropriate thematic reviews and undertake their implementation
  • Oversee investigations
  • Oversee the management of complaints
  • Oversee disciplinary proceedings

If you are interested in this role then please click here to download a complete candidate pack complete with person specification and job description

How to apply

Application is by CV plus covering letter (no more than three A4 pages) outlining why you believe yourself to be suitable for the role. Please provide evidence of your achievements against the bullet points of the person specification above which can be found in the candidate pack by clicking here.
Be sure to give your full contact details, including daytime and evening telephone numbers.

Please email your application in the first instance to: [email protected]

For further information please contact:
[email protected] or telephone Robert Pitts on direct line 0117 928 1997 for an informal discussion about the role.

Closing Date: Monday 5 June
Interview Date: w/c 3 July