01st May, 2019
VSP – ASCPI – ASPTA The Association of Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorneys (VSP) met in Berne for their Annual General Meeting just before Easter. After the formal part of the AGM, invitees Dr. Eric Meyer (Vice Director of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property), Stefan Fraefel (Federal Institute of Intellectual Property), Dr. Günter Dobrauz-Saldapenna (Partner and Leader of PWC Legal Switzerland), and Elia Sugrañes (Deputy Secretary General of FICPI) presented their views and plans regarding the future of the IP profession.
Elia Sugrañes presented recent achievements of FICPI and its strategic plan. She also shared her view of the IP profession in ten years' time. Günter Dobrauz-Saldapenna talked about the disruption in the legal market and possible threats as well as opportunities for the law firm of tomorrow. From a technical perspective, the representatives of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property outlined the Institute’s objective of introducing an e-government solution.
The sharing of views of the future of the IP profession from different perspectives made the meeting very interesting.
As the national association of FICPI, VSP and its members are subject to the Statutes and Code of Conduct of FICPI. This guarantees principals and colleagues competent and high-quality work in the area of IP, governed by strict ethical principles.
VSP was founded in 1888, concurrently with the entry into force of the first Swiss Patent Law. Over its long history, VSP has safeguarded and promoted, in Switzerland and abroad, the interests, rights and points of view of its members, independent professionals working in the field of IP.