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Updates from the FICPI Community

The IP Profession Adds Value to Innovation

01st April, 2019

FICPI has published its long-awaited report in to the question of whether the IP profession adds value to the innovation process and how that value can be assessed, both objectively and subjectively.  The final report was prepared over several years with many hours of work by numerous authors and editors…

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Annual Meeting with the EPO 2019

19th March, 2019

This was FICPI’s first official meeting with Mr. António Campinos who took up office as President of the EPO on 1st July 2018. The composition of the delegations were: EPO: António Campinos, President Niclas Morey, User Support & Quality Management Telmo Vilela, Director International Co-operation Heli Pihlajamaa, Director Patent Law…

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FICPI visit to the EPO Boards of Appeal March 2019

19th March, 2019

This was FICPI’s second meeting with the separated Boards of Appeal, and the first to take place in the relatively new premises in Haar. The Boards of Appeal delegation comprised: Carl Josefsson, President of the Boards of Appeal Ingo Beckedorf, Chair Technical Board of Appeal 3.2.07 Mike Harrison, Chair Technical…

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President’s Monthly Letter - February 2019

01st March, 2019

Dear FICPI Family A couple of months into the new year and FICPI is already buzzing with activity.  The Vienna Forum, 9-12 October 2019 As I write from my new ‘half-partition’ in my new firm’s office in Bath, the brochures for the 18th FICPI Open Forum are about to hit your desks.  The…

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FICPI’s Bureau meets ACPI Board in Lisbon

13th February, 2019

On 31 January 2019, shortly before the start of the Bureau and CET meetings in Lisbon, the President and other members of the FICPI Bureau were pleased to meet the President and member of ACPI’s board of directors; Joao Pereira de Cruz, Ana de Sampaio, Joao Jorge, and Antonio Corte-Real.…

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15th January, 2019

FICPI and ASIPI jointly promote the 2019 FICPI ACADEMY Patent Drafting Course in South America to be held in Colombia (May – September 2019). During the ASIPI Congress, on Wednesday 28th November 2018, a brief meeting with a delegation of ASIPI was held. ASIPI were represented by President Maria Pilar…

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FICPI Attends WIPO’s 40th Standing Committee on TMs, IDs & GIs

14th January, 2019

The SCT was created in 1998 to serve as a forum to discuss issues, facilitate coordination and provide guidance on the progressive development of international law on trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications, including the harmonization of national laws and procedures. Participation in the SCT is open to all member…

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