FICPI's Strategic Plan was developed during the 2015-18 term by the Bureau, starting with a planning meeting in January 2016 in Garmisch, Germany and concluding with a full-day session of the Executive Committee in Hangzhou, China in March 2017. In Hangzhou, the EXCO identified a series of strategic Goals and Objectives for FICPI which it adopted at its next meeting in Toronto in June 2018 on the occasion of the FICPI World Congress.
The Goals and Objectives naturally group together and together form the basis for the following over-arching Vision:
The Leadership of FICPI will make every effort to assure a prominent and valued role for the independent IP professional within national and international IP systems by strengthening FICPI’s representation of the free profession and by advocating the value of the IP professional within such IP systems.
Through planned interaction, FICPI will also take steps to raise the standards of the IP profession around the world, emphasising the fundamental importance of ethical professional behaviour.
Additionally, the leadership of FICPI will work together to strengthen ties between members of the IP profession in different countries, significantly enhancing FICPI’s value as a networking platform.
With a growing membership in all countries and regions, particularly amongst young professionals, FICPI will support its members by providing timely and relevant information, training and other resources on both business development and legal issues.