The 2017 IPReg Business Plan includes a project to review CPD obligations for patent and trade mark attorneys, and to benchmark them against the CPD arrangements of other legal and non-legal providers. We understand this review is planned for the latter part of 2017.
IP Inclusive have recently provided IPReg with submissions for consideration in their review. The submissions are based on input from patent and trade mark attorneys, the organisations in which they work and the membership bodies to which they belong, and reflect the views of many registered attorneys on how the current regime may impact upon diversity and inclusivity.
A copy of our submissions can be viewed here.