We organise a broad range of webinars (online events) and in-person conferences for IP attorneys. Our World Congress is held every three years for members of our global community and in the intervening years we organise our highly acclaimed Open Forum in Europe and other Symposiums in Asia and elsewhere, which are open to non-members. We work with a wide range of experts who deliver expert and accurate seminar content.

FICPI World Congress & General Assembly

FICPI holds a World Congress every three years; attendance at a Congress is limited to FICPI members, whose General Assembly is typically held at the same time. The next World Congress will take place in 2025. 

The World Congresses are one of the premier meetings in the intellectual property legal world. Usually gathering 300-400 attendees from around the world, the meetings are held in world-class cities.

FICPI's most recent World Congress was held in Cannes, Cote d'Azure, France from 25-29 September 2022, click here for more information. 

FICPI Members meet for a week of professional development and most importantly, networking during five-star social events. The members are often accompanied by their partners/guests, and hence an engaging accompanying persons programme is held in conjunction with the Congress.

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The FICPI Open Forum

In each of the intervening two years between World Congresses an Open Forum is held.  Each Open Forum is open to FICPI members and non-members, and FICPI welcomes colleagues from industry, governmental and legislative bodies as well as members and their guests to attend.

FICPI’s first Open Forum was held in 1993, and ever since, each Open Forum has incorporated FICPI’s highly regarded three-stream format covering patents, trade marks and IP business practice issues.  

The 21st Open Forum took place in London, UK on 4-7 October 2023.

The 20th Open Forum was held virtually on 3-5 November 2021. The Presentations and accompanying Papers from our Open Forums may be found in our Conference Presentations Library. with on-demand content found here.

The 22nd FICPI Open Forum will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 25-28 September 2024. Click here for more details.