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FICPI President at AIPLA Annual Meeting 2018

05th November, 2018

FICPI President, Julian Crump (UK), attended the AIPLA’s Annual Meeting 2018 in Washington DC in furtherance of the two organisations’ on-going collaboration.  FICPI and AIPLA enjoy a long-standing, friendly relationship and invite each other to attend their regular meetings.  Members might be interested to know that in 2004, AIPLA presented…

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Report on TM5 Annual Meeting 2018 in Seoul

02nd November, 2018

On 1-2 November 2018, the Korean Intellectual Property Office hosted the seventh annual TM5 Annual Meeting in Seoul.  The TM5 is a gathering of the five largest trademark offices in the world (Korea, Japan, China, the European Union, and the United States), which collectively account for over 70% of the…

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FICPI Turkey - Roundtable Meeting on Inventive Steps for Patents

13th October, 2018

FICPI-Turkey arranged its fourth roundtable meeting regarding the rules for determining the closest state of the art document in the light of the Problem-Solution Approach used for the inventive step examination of a claim, and the definition of the objective technical problem solved by the claim. The issue of inventive…

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FICPI at GNIPA 2018

01st October, 2018

President Tony Rollins opened the meeting and noted the aim of the association: “The aim is to reach out on key international issues directly to the grass roots – the attorneys themselves. National IP associations are active locally, but most play no role on the international stage, and most are…

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President’s Report - September

03rd September, 2018

Dear FICPI Family –  I hope all FICPI members in the northern hemisphere have been enjoying an excellent summer, and for our members from south of the Equator, I am sure you are all welcoming the first early signs of spring. FICPI is the organisation that never sleeps, and while…

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FICPI-Turkey Third Roundtable Meeting - May 2018

30th July, 2018

FICPI-Turkey arranged its third roundtable meeting on “Conflict of interest” principle, on interpretation of which patent and trademark attorneys have questions, following the enforcement of the Regulation on the Code of Conduct and Discipline of Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for Patent Attorneys and Trademark Attorneys (hereinafter referred to as…

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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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