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Archive of the IP Federation


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The archive consists of the minutes of the various committees of the IP Federation, including the Council, Trade Marks Committee and Patents Committee, and related papers and associated publications.


  • Creation: 1913-2020


11.0 Linear metres (67 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 16182/1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 16182/1-16182/67

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16182, 18050, 18589


Archive of the IP Federation from its foundation in 1920.

Biographical / Historical

The IP Federation is a trade association representing the views of UK industry on intellectual property policy and practice in the United Kingdom and internationally. It was incorporated on 23 April 1920 as the Trade Marks Patents and Designs Federation. The name was formally changed to IP Federation on 5 July 2014.

The IP Federation's members consist of UK companies and subsidiaries of some non-UK companies. The Federation's Council decides on policy and separate committees deal with patents, trade marks and copyright. The Federation produces policy papers and publishes an annual review of intellectual property, Trends and Events.


The majority of the material is arranged chronologically, or reverse chronologically. A small amount is arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The archive was donated by the IP Federation in 2019.

Catalogue of the Archive of the IP Federation
Finding aid prepared by Emma Atkinson, based on a list by Dr Michael Jewess
Language of description
Script of description
Catalogued with the generous support of the IP Federation.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom