Patent and Trademark Group

The Patent and Trade Mark Group (PATMG) is a Special Interest Group of CILIP, whose members are Information Professionals specialising in patent and trade mark information, although you do not need to be a member of CILIP to join us. We hold lectures, meetings and discussions to share expertise on patent and trademark searching and analysis. We are based in the UK, but are open to members anywhere in the world. Our members are drawn from industry, patent agencies, freelance search firms, database producers, patent / trademark information suppliers, academic institutions, patent and trademark offices and libraries.

Training/Events

  • RESCHEDULED - PATMG 35th AGM

    Thursday, 10 September 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Our AGM will be hosted by EIP and is open to all members at no charge.

    Following the conclusion of business Susan Helliwell our speaker for the evening will address the meeting.

    Please email your intention to attend to Nathan Pennington or Andrew Samm.

    About EIP

    EIP is a leading Intellectual Property Law firm advising on all areas of IP.  Founded in 2000, EIP has 23 partners and more than 140 staff practising from its four UK offices in Bath, Cardiff, Leeds and London, its U.S. office in San Diego, California, and its German office in Düsseldorf.  EIP’s combination of patent, trademark and design attorneys with specialist IP litigators is highly unusual in the UK legal services market, and presents its clients with significant advantages, including the ability to offer advice on all stages of IP protection and rights enforcement, including cross-border litigation in the UK and Germany, and prosecution in the UK and US. EIP won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2013, in the category of Outstanding Achievement in recognition of having increased its overseas sales by 136% over a three year period. EIP is a Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, and IAM Patent 1000 recommended firm.