The IPLA has close relationships with the UK Intellectual Property Office, UK government departments, UK trade bodies such as the IP Federation, ABPI and the BioIndustry Association, as well as with other organisations representing IP professionals in the UK such as the Law Society, CITMA, CIPA and the IP Bar Association and corresponding organisations in other countries such as the AIPLA, AIPPI, LES and EPLAW.
IPLA monitors developments affecting the practice of IP law in the UK, such as the Unified Patent Court and Brexit, and works with other professional bodies to ensure that the views of IP solicitors are taken into account in any relevant legislative or procedural changes.
It also monitors the progress of relevant national and European legislation. IPLA regularly participates, through written observations and submissions, in the development of IP laws and procedures in the UK and Europe. IPLA is registered in the European Commission's Transparency Register (number 15066281874-49).
IPLA jointly operates the University of Oxford's Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice which is a unique collaboration between the Oxford Law Faculty and the IPLA. IPLA would like to thank Robert Anderson of Hogan Lovells, Sally Field of Bristows, and Sara Ashby of Redd for their hard work and commitment in making the Oxford IP Diploma such a success. IPLA is also grateful to the Partners of Member firms who give up their valuable time to provide lecturers, tutors, question setters, coursework/exam markers and venues to support the course.
IPLA is also supportive of initiatives such as IP Inclusive and IP Pro Bono.
Information about the Objectives and Constitution 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.