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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 – WIPO Meeting, 11 September 2019

FICPI – WIPO Meeting, 11 September 2019

FICPI had the pleasure of having a full-day meeting with the WIPO leadership on 11 September 2019 covering a broad range of topics, from one-portal digitalization to arbitration. The WIPO is also expanding its patent drafting training programs. Should the...

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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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Report on the 30th Session of the SCP

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 Meets With USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board

FICPI Meets With USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board

FICPI President Julian Crump, CET President Coleen Morrison, Presidents of Honour Danny Huntington and Bastiaan Koster, FICPI US Vice President Robert Katz, CET3 Chair Jerome Collin and CET5 Chair Sharon Crane met with representatives from the United States Patent and...

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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

T: +44 (0)800 998 7990 or +44 (0)7941 669 925

 

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