Trends and Events 2014
16 February 2015
The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2014, has now been published. It provides an overview of those IP issues which engaged industry during that period and tries to look beyond current issues to identify future areas of interest, activity or controversy.
Trends and Events 2014 is available on this site, together with PDF versions of the individual articles in due course. All issues are also available via Google Drive. As well as the President’s Introduction, it includes articles on the following:
- The Federation’s activities
- Progress on the EU Trade Secrets Directive
- The Intellectual Property Act 2014
- Should it be graced? A review of the current Patent Harmonisation Initiatives
- EU Patent Reform
- European Patent Office update
- The UK Intellectual Property Office
- Future shape of education and training for the IP profession
IP Federation Biographies
Public Consultation on Patents and Standards by the European Commission
The IP Federation has submitted a response to the European Commission’s...
India National Intellectual Property Policy
The IP Federation has submitted comments on the draft National Intellectual...
Unified Patent Court IT system and confidentiality issues
The IP Federation has issued a brief paper summarising concerns...
Proposal to amend the marking provisions for registered designs
The IP Federation has issued a policy paper on virtual marking for...
UK Government consultation on timing of repeal of section 52 of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act
The IP Federation has submitted a brief response to the UK Government consultation...
Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH]
The IP Federation has made a plea for continued efforts to find common...
IP Federation submissions on draft UPC legislation
The IP Federation has responded to the consultation comprising...
IP Federation note to the UPC Preparatory Committee
On the Draft Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC),...
IP Federation comments on other appropriate qualifications under Article 48(2) UPCA
On the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), the IP Federation has...
IP Federation President's Reception 4 July 2014
Carol Arnold was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM...