This is the website of the Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association (IPLA), which was previously known as the Patent Solicitors Association. Membership is open to any solicitors' firm in England and Wales with an established practice (including a litigation practice) in intellectual property. There are currently 66 member firms.
IPLA's activities include:
- Representing the solicitors' profession in the Users' Committee of the Intellectual Property Court and the Patents County Court
- Monitoring the progress of relevant national and European legislation and participating in consultations
- Supporting the IP Diploma course run originally by the University of Bristol and, since 2008, by the University of Oxford
Information about the Objectives
of the IPLA can be found here, as well as information about its member firms
and their representatives. Details of the committee
of the IPLA are also available. Should you wish to contact the Secretary of the IPLA you can use the form available here
Visitors to the site are invited to browse the Objectives
of IPLA. The submissions
made by IPLA on patents, trade marks, copyrights, design rights and registered designs, as well as on civil procedure, are also available to download. Representatives of IPLA member firms are invited to log on to the website and review each new agenda as it becomes available, as well as minutes of previous meetings. Visitors who are not members of IPLA may not access these resources.
If you wish to find out any more information about IPLA, please contact the Secretary either by email
, or by post at the address below. If you wish to find out contact information for any of our member firms, that information can be found by searching here