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Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association

Identification number in the register: 15066281874-49
Registration date: 22/06/2009 13:13:36

The information on this entity was last modified on: 13/01/2015 12:22:00
The date of the last annual update was: 26/05/2014 13:47:17

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association


Unincorporated Association

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

High Holborn, 90
c/o M Burdon, Olswang LLP
London WC1V 6XX

(+44 20) 7067 3000


Correct contact address:

Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association
c/o Michael Burdon,
Olswang LLP
90 High Holborn

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Rowan Freeland


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Michael Burdon


    Goals / remit

To keep under review the law, court procedure and practice relating to patents, trade marks, registered designs, copyright in drawings capable of industrial application whether registrable or not, trade secrets, designs, unfair competition and passing-off: and to make representations and to offer assistance or recommendations to relevant government and regulatory bodies.

  • European
  • national


Unified Patent Court Agreement
Unified Patent Court draft Rules of Procedure
Unified Patent Court implementation
UK Intellectual Property Enterprise Court procedures and costs
Patents and Standards

Trade Marks:
Community Trade Marks

Copyright and designs:
s52 UK CDPA 1988
Innocence defence to design right infringement
Digital Copyright issues
"Fair use" issues

Technology Transfer Block Exemption review
Revisions to English court and Intellectual Property Office procedures
Legal costs in IP litigation
Actionability of threats of IP infringement proceedings

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


66 law firms are members of IPLA. We do not have information about the number of individual lawyers engaged in relevant activities - we estimate it is in excess of 350.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Competition
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Enterprise
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology

    Membership and affiliation

    Financial data

04/2013  -  03/2014

< 50,000  €

0 €

0 €

IPLA represents UK law firms practising in the field of intellectual property. The officers of the Association, and all those who contribute to its submissions, act as volunteers, without payment. An occasinal levy is made to pay for the website.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.