About Us


The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) is the professional and examining body for patent attorneys in the United Kingdom. The Institute was founded in 1882 and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1891. It represents over 2000 chartered patent attorneys, whether they practise in industry or in private practice. Total membership is over 3500 and includes trainee patent attorneys and other professionals with an interest in intellectual property matters.

About us

The role and organisation of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

Meet the team behind the scenes that keep CIPA running smoothly


We are committed to making the IP professions more inclusive

Mental Health

LawCare is a registered charity that supports mental health and wellbeing in the legal community