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FICPI News

Updates from the FICPI Community

What does a peacock have to do with IP?

20th December, 2019

The 31st Session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP/31) was held on 2 to 5 December 2019, I represented FICPI at this World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) meeting held in Geneva.   WIPO’s Director General, Francis Gurry, welcomed the participants.  He raised two main issues:  Quality…

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Progress towards a FICPI National Section in Jordan

20th December, 2019

Progress has been made towards closer cooperation and a potential FICPI National Section in Jordan following a recent FICPI delegation. Discussions also resulted in a greater understanding of the Jordanian Office’s status with regard to trade marks, designs and patents filings and information sharing from FICPI as regards software patenting…

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Trade Issues Influence IP Landscape

10th December, 2019

FICPI attended the consultation that WIPO Director General, Francis Gurry, led with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Geneva on 26 November 2019. About 50 NGOs attended the two-hour meeting. DG Francis Gurry informed us that 2018 has been a good year for WIPO: surplus 42.5 MCHF/revenue 430 MCHF. There were about…

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FICPI’s “Asian Tour”

12th November, 2019

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 systems for protecting such IP rights. As a result,…

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FICPI survey assesses IT readiness of FICPI member firms

11th November, 2019

IP firms small and large face challenges and opportunities created by ever-evolving technology. FICPI’s latest survey assessed the state of play amongst firms and how FICPI initiatives can help firms further tap into the advantages that technology offers.    The IP asset management group of FICPI’s Professional Excellence Commission (PEC)…

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Successful Vienna Forum, statistics show

11th November, 2019

Roberto Pistolesi analyses the data on attendees and guests at this year’s Open Forum, examining why it was the most popular with delegates since 2016 and how it offers insights not available from other IP events.  FICPI’s 18th Open Forum, which took place in Vienna from 9 to 12 October…

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