Roles in FICPI
CET Group 1 deals with all issues that are related with trade mark registration, prosecution, maintenance and protection.
The group's field of work includes national trade marks, EU trade marks and international trade marks in accordance with the Madrid Agreement and Protocol, with a special focus on the harmonisation of laws at international and national level. FICPI’s focus is to improve the legal position of brand owners and facilitate the work of trade mark practitioners.
In addition, as the group has a high understanding of the interaction of trade marks with other IP and related rights and the importance of Internet for trade mark owners. There is a special focus on geographical indications and domain names.
CET Group 7 focuses on contentious IP issues including but not limited to IP opposition (both pre and post grant), revocation, appeal, infringement action, amicable settlement of disputes including via alternate dispute resolution as well as substantive and procedural aspects related thereto.
On behalf of FICPI, Group 7 also endeavours to keep a close watch on all crucial national and international developments on IP enforcement landscape including on custom actions, anti-counterfeit issues, reciprocal judgements, professional privilege, transfer of right etc and keep its membership abreast of such developments from time to time. Group 7 also aims to create a go to list of certified arbitrators and/or mediators within FICPI.