FICPI is an association which has built, and continues to strengthen, a worldwide community of independent Intellectual Property attorneys to promote common solutions and advocacy for private practice.

FICPI supports its worldwide community of like-minded IP professionals with activities which include:

  • Collecting and distributing relevant information.
  • Study of reforms and changes which impact the ownership, security or effectiveness of IP rights.
  • Promoting positions, reforms and changes which are in the best interests of members.
  • Providing training and education.

FICPI is established under the following names:

  • Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • Internationale Föderation von Patentanwälten


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All members adhere to the Statutes. You may read the Statutes in English, French or German. The Statutes, as issued and amended electronically in 2021 can be accessed below.


The FICPI Rules can be read in English, French or German.

Code of Conduct ("the Lugano Code")

The FICPI Code of Conduct for members can be read in English, French or German.


Please find below the policies and procedures FICPI officers adhere to.

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Upcoming Events

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2022 FICPI World Congress


04 - 08 Oct 2022
For over 70 years the Cannes Film Festival has been the premiere festival of the seventh art. It's the world’s largest event of its kind and has elevated Cannes to be the most famous destination of the Côte d’Azur. Every May the city is besieged by stars, journalists, photographers and fans. 

Upcoming Webinars

27-29 April 2021: Three days of webinars which will look at AI and its effect on commerce (Research & Development), Intellectual Property (IP), and the regulatory framework.