CPATA has developed new technical competency profiles, one for patent agents and one for trademark agents. A technical competency profile is a description of the knowledge and skills agents need to provide competent IP services to their clients. The establishment of clear expectations for practitioners will protect the public interest by ensuring that all new and current licensees have the skills necessary to serve their clients in a competent and ethical manner. CPATA’s Board of Directors adopted the profiles at its March 2, 2023, meeting, following the profiles’ approval by the Registration committee at the end of 2022.
Technical Competency Profiles for Patent Agents and Trademark Agents