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Standing Committee on the Law of Patents at WIPO

26th July, 2018

FICPI participated in the 28th session of the SCP in Geneva, 9 to 12 July 2018.  The session covered five main topics: (i) exceptions and limitations to patent rights; (ii) quality of patents, including opposition systems; (iii) patents and health; (iv) confidentiality of communications between clients and their patent advisors;…

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Monthly Message from the President - July 2018

24th July, 2018

Dear FICPI Family –  The IP World continues to change with ever-increasing speed and, with it, the role of the independent IP attorney.  In the face of these changes, we have as many challenges as new opportunities.  It is vital that independent patent and trade mark attorneys and their firms,…

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FICPI Resolutions - Toronto 2018

16th July, 2018

Twelve highly relevant and topical resolutions, covering EU IPR in the UK after Brexit, patent and design law harmonization, trademark examination and ethical and professional rules for virtual IP firms, were passed at the FICPI Executive Committee Meeting and World Congress held in Toronto, Canada, 3-9 June 2018. The Resolutions…

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FICPI Adopts Position on Patent Law Harmonization

19th June, 2018

FICPI's Executive Committee adopted positions on the three harmonisation topics currently being studied within WIPO’s Group B+, namely grace period, prior user rights and conflicting applications, at its recent meeting in Toronto.  . While the positions adopted in relation to grace period and prior user rights were largely based on earlier…

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A Professional Indemnity Insurance under the Auspices of FICPI

04th June, 2018

In continuation of FICPI’s past efforts in this regard, the Professional Excellence Commission (PEC) is investigating how a commercially attractive, transnational professional indemnity insurance package might be offered to FICPI members. PEC is cooperating with a Swiss insurance broker, Kessler AG, to work out the details of such an insurance,…

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