PAMIA provides professional indemnity insurance, specially tailored to meet the requirements of patent and trade mark attorneys.

Eligibility

PAMIA provides professional indemnity insurance for individuals or firms who meet the criteria outlined below. However, the Board does have discretion to admit other individuals or firms if they consider their practices to be compatible with the overall aims of the Members.

Typically Members meet the following criteria:

  • Must predominantly undertake patent or trade mark work.
  • Must undertake at least half of their work in the UK, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland, other European Union countries, the European Economic Area, Singapore and Hong Kong.

PAMIA covers the full spectrum of patent and trade mark attorney business structures, reflecting the diverse nature of this sector:

Individuals

Must be a UK Chartered Patent Attorney or a UK Registered Patent Agent or an Irish Registered Patent Agent or a Member of I.T.M.A.

Partnerships

At least half the partners must be UK Chartered Patent Attorneys or UK Registered Patent Agents or Irish Registered Patent Agents or Members of I.T.M.A.

Limited Companies

At least half the directors must be UK Chartered Patent Attorneys or UK Registered Patent Agents or Irish Registered Patent Agents or Members of I.T.M.A.

Limited Liability Partnerships

  • At least half the Members must be UK Chartered Patent Attorneys or UK Registered Patent Agents or Irish Registered Patent Agents or Members of I.T.M.A.
  • The qualified Members must own at least half the equity in the LLP.

If you would like to apply, please ensure you have read and understood the Membership Rules. If you don’t meet all the criteria, but feel you may still wish to join, please contact PAMIA to discuss your individual case.

J A Kemp & Co has used PAMIA to provide its primary layer of professional indemnity insurance since PAMIA was founded. PAMIA's understanding of the way patent attorney firms work is unparalleled. Efficient, responsive and excellent value for money - it's
Gill Jennings & Every LLP has been a member of PAMIA for over 20 years, and has always appreciated the value for money and excellent service provided by PAMIA. Robert Skone James, Managing Partner