Intellectual Property Office UK’s initiatives to support the delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 
Posted by Andrew Sadler
26 Apr 2024
Andrew Sadler, Deputy Director, Policy Group at the UK IPO details the Office's own green initiatives as well as selected UK businesses which have...
BPTO now orders patent examinations based on date of submission of examination request
08 Feb 2024
As of January 2024 the BPTO will order the distribution and technical examination of patent applications based on the date of the actual submission...
ASIPI: respect for diversity and inclusion
In Latin America in general, the issue of diversity and inclusion remains poorly addressed in some sectors, and addressing it implies breaking many taboos...
The Spanish Courts have held that the Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office (SPTMO) may not provide advisory services to users
22 Dec 2023
A complaint from Spanish Association of IP Attorneys (COAPI) about the IP Scan service from EUIPO has been upheld. The EUIPO-organised “IP Scan” service...
Winners of the DesignEuropa Awards 2023
Posted by Uwe Borchert
11 Sep 2023
The DesignEuropa Awards 2023 took place on 5 September 2023 in the spectacular Axica Convention Center in Berlin. FICPI was invited to join the prizegiving...
WIPO IGC Diplomatic Conference
Posted by Rowan Joseph
29 Aug 2023
In a process that has spanned more than 2 decades, WIPO has sought to obtain consensus among its member states on protection for genetic...