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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) calls for applications for standing counsel

TSol works with the IPO during open competition for standing counsel

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The Treasury Solicitor’s Department is working with the IPO to appoint standing counsel for the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks.

The IPO, an Executive Agency of BIS, is the official government body responsible for granting Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom.

The Attorney General has traditionally appointed a member of the intellectual property Bar or a solicitor advocate to provide the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks with advice when required, and to act for him in proceedings before the higher courts and the European Court of Justice. The appointments are open to both barristers with a tenancy and solicitors with a higher court advocacy qualification.

If you are interested in applying for standing counsel or require further information, please visit the IPO website.

The competition closes at 5.00pm on Thursday 13 March.

Published 13 February 2014