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Brookes IP is a registered trade mark and trading name of Venner Shipley LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under No. OC308202.  The registered address of Venner Shipley LLP is 200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD.  A list of members of the LLP is available on request.

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Chartered Patent Attorneys, indicated by the initials CPA, are fellows of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys ( All Chartered Patent Attorneys are also Registered Patent Attorneys (RPA).  European Patent Attorneys, indicated by the initials EPA, are qualified to act as Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office.

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In addition to European Design Attorneys, both European Trade Mark Attorneys (ETMA) and Chartered Patent Attorneys (CPA) may handle Registered Design matters in the UK and Europe.