The Professional Excellence Commission (PEC) was set up as part of the implementation of FICPI strategic plan to study, develop positions and make recommendations regarding matters of professional practice, with the objective of maintaining the standards of the IP profession at the highest level.
PEC takes a lead in matters of continuing professional development, the promotion of standards and best practices and the profession as a business. It also monitors initiatives that seek to regulate the profession and its rights of representation.
Many of FICPI’s educational meetings, such as its Open Forums and symposia, include sessions on the profession as a business as well as IP law and practice. The PEC Commission is responsible for developing the content for such sessions.
The president of the PEC Commission is elected by the EXCO and its members are chosen by the president of the commission after consultation with the Bureau.
The Professional Excellence Commission (PEC) addresses issues of interest to the daily work of IP practitioners and their practices and promotes excellence amongst IP firms, including initiatives such as: developing standards;, effective communication between firms; and offering guidance on business management methods and tools which are of interest to the profession.