THE STUDY & WORK COMMITTEE (known by its French acronym, CET), of which I am the current President, is one of the largest and most active of FICPI's committees. We have specialised committees dealing with trade mark matters, industrial designs and copyright, international patent questions, European, Community and other regional patent systems, patent issues arising in specialist subject matter areas such as computer-implemented inventions and biotechnology, IP litigation, including alternative dispute resolution, customs procedures etc., and national IP issues.
THE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE addresses issues of interest to the daily work of IP practitioners and their practices and promotes excellence amongst IP firms
THE FICPI ACADEMY, supported by the TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMITTEE, promotes training and education of FICPI members, potential members and others interested in IP protection.
THE DEIA COMMITTEE is leading the way to define and secure engagement with DEIA within the FICPI membership at large as well as its members’ firms, and to encourage IP Offices to do the same.
THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE is responsible for the promotion of FICPI to the general public and to the intellectual property community, and for the publication of newsletters and other documents and maintenance of the website.
Other committees cover:
- European members
- Finance Advisory Board
- Strategic planning