Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
CIPA is the professional and examining body for patent attorneys (also known as patent agents) in the UK. The Institute was founded in 1882 and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1891. It represents virtually all the 1,730 registered patent attorneys in the UK whether they practice in industry or in private practice. Total membership is over 3,000 and includes trainee patent attorneys and other professionals with an interest in IP matters.