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FICPI Resolutions - Toronto 2018

16th July, 2018

Twelve highly relevant and topical resolutions, covering EU IPR in the UK after Brexit, patent and design law harmonization, trademark examination and ethical and professional rules for virtual IP firms, were passed at the FICPI Executive Committee Meeting and World Congress held in Toronto, Canada, 3-9 June 2018. The Resolutions may

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FICPI Adopts Position on Patent Law Harmonization

19th June, 2018

FICPI's Executive Committee adopted positions on the three harmonisation topics currently being studied within WIPO’s Group B+, namely grace period, prior user rights and conflicting applications, at its recent meeting in Toronto.  . While the positions adopted in relation to grace period and prior user rights

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FICPI-Turkey 2nd Roundtable Meeting on Article 155 of the IP Code

02nd May, 2018

FICPI-Turkey arranged its second roundtable meeting on the Article 155 of the Industrial Property Code no. 6769 (hereinafter referred to as “IP Code”), which is; a patent, trademark or design right holder cannot allege its registered rights as a defense in an infringement action filed by a prior right holder.

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Issues on §101 in the U.S.A.

01st May, 2018

Recent cases at the U.S. Supreme Court have limited the scope of patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Certain U.S. attorneys had heard rumours about a so-called “Myriad Group” having been established among U.S. Examiners, wherein certain Examiners would be available for

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Government of Canada Creates College for IP Professionals

26th April, 2018

On April 26, 2018, during a World IP Day event in Ottawa, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, unveiled further details of the IP Strategy, announced in part in the last federal budget. One of the key components announced is the creation of a College of

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FICPI World Congress // New Keynote Session with IP Heads

25th April, 2018

We are excited to announce an additional plenary session on Friday June 8 at 9 am, featuring two prominent members of the IP Community: Mr. Andrew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents for the US Patent and Trademark Office, and Mr. Raimund Lutz, Vice-President for Legal and International Affairs for the European Patent Office.

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