FICPI News

News and updates on recent FICPI activities and events.

Making the most of LinkedIn

Making the most of LinkedIn

In-person conferences are the traditional staple of IP attorney new business development and whilst social distancing is in place, LinkedIn is firmly cementing itself as the replacement, with video conference tools such as Zoom taking the place of in-person meetings...

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FICPI Turkish section under the spotlight

FICPI Turkish section under the spotlight

Uğur Aktekin explains how the FICPI Turkey National Section was created and why it’s grown so fast The initiative for the foundation of the FICPI Turkish section was started in 2012 by a handful of Turkish practitioners, who were individual members of FICPI. The aim...

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The FICPI Flyers

The FICPI Flyers

FICPI now has two new flyers available: "Ten Reasons to Join" -- for use specifically with independent IP attorneys eligible to join FICPI; and "The Facts" -- to introduce FICPI to a wider audience; for use with other partners, groups and...

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Beware: EUIPO decisions scam

Beware: EUIPO decisions scam

FICPI keeps a position in the Anti-Scam Network which comprises representatives from National IP Offices of the EU Member States, EFTA Countries, the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Union Agency for Law...

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6th Presidents’ Meeting

6th Presidents’ Meeting

On 10-11 February 2020, FICPI President, Julian Crump, represented our Federation at the 6th Presidents’ Meeting, which was hosted by the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA). Presidents or their representatives from seven national and...

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Achieving FICPI’s Strategic Plan

Achieving FICPI’s Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan sits at the heart of everything that we strive to achieve through FICPI. In June 2018 the Executive Committee adopted the third revision of our Strategic Plan, with the first having been agreed in 1999 and the second in 2009. With each successive...

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FICPI delegation visits Brussels

FICPI delegation visits Brussels

Intellectual property matters are considered essential by the European Commission to promote innovation and creativity, develop employment and improve competitiveness. A FICPI delegation visited three of the EC’s Directorate-Generals recently to cement relationships,...

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FICPI SEAD in Manila

FICPI SEAD in Manila

The first segment of the 2019-2020 FICPI South East Asian Patent Drafting Course (FICPI SEAD) took place in Metro Manila, Philippines from December 9th to 13th at the Rufino Campus, De La Salle University, Bonifacio Global City (BGC). The FICPI SEAD courses were...

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From the President’s Desk

From the President’s Desk

As the only organisation exclusively for independent IP attorneys, FICPI helps drive developments in IP practice management as well as clarification and formation of IP law worldwide. Members also benefit from events such as the FICPI Open Forum which offer unmatched...

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FICPI’s "Asian Tour"

FICPI’s "Asian Tour"

An important part of FICPI's work is to build strong relationships with IP offices around the world. Independent IP attorneys represent the vast majority of applicants for patents, trade marks and designs and are major users of national, regional and international...

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FICPI @ WIPO Assemblies 2019

FICPI @ WIPO Assemblies 2019

Michael Caine, Vice President of FICPI's Study & Work Commission (CET), represented FICPI on 3 October 2019 at the WIPO Assemblies 2019 meeting held in Geneva. At the meeting Michael made a statement on behalf of FICPI expressing concerns in relation to the new...

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FICPI @ B+

FICPI @ B+

FICPI was invited to participate at the Group B+ Sub-group meeting and the Group B+ Plenary Session held in Geneva on 1st October 2019. The meeting was attended by Jérôme Collin and Kim Finnilä. The sessions were chaired by Ms Frances Roden (Deputy Director General,...

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FICPI @ ABPI International Congress 2019

FICPI @ ABPI International Congress 2019

FICPI Vice President, Ivan Ahlert, represented FICPI at the XXXIX International Congress on Intellectual Property of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25-27 August 2019, with more than 700 registered participants....

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The President’s Desk – July 2019

The President’s Desk – July 2019

What is FICPI? Good question. You would have thought that as president I should be able to answer that one. If you would have asked me 6 months ago, I would have told you that "FICPI is a long-established international association (federation even!) of IP attorneys in...

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FICPI @ WIPO Assemblies 2019

Report on the 30th Session of the SCP

The 30th Session of the Standing Committee on Patent Law (SCP) was held in Geneva on 24 to 27 June 2019. FICPI attended the meeting and made a statement on the "Confidentiality of communications between clients and their patent advisors" supporting a sharing session...

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FICPI Editor

If you have news of changes or developments in IP law or practice in your country or region which it would be important for members of the FICPI global community of independent IP attorneys to know about, please contact our Editor (contact details below).

Catherine Dhanjal

catherine.dhanjal@theanswer.ltd

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