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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:

IP Federation

  • The Federation’s activities

Competition

  • Progress on the EU Trade Secrets Directive

Designs

  • The Intellectual Property Act 2014

Patents

  • Should it be graced? A review of the current Patent Harmonisation Initiatives
  • EU Patent Reform
  • European Patent Office update

Trade Marks

  • Trade marks update

UK Issues

  • The UK Intellectual Property Office
  • Future shape of education and training for the IP profession

IP Federation Biographies



Previous Articles

  • Public Consultation on Patents and Standards by the European Commission 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the European Com­mission’s... 
    (February 12, 2015) read more »»
     
  • India National Intellectual Property Policy 

    The IP Federation has submitted comments on the draft National Intellectual... 
    (January 30, 2015) read more »»
     
  • Unified Patent Court IT system and confidentiality issues 

    The IP Federation has issued a brief paper summarising concerns... 
    (December 09, 2014) read more »»
     
  • Proposal to amend the marking provisions for registered designs 

    The IP Federation has issued a policy paper on virtual marking for... 
    (November 26, 2014) read more »»
     
  • 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... 
    (October 27, 2014) read more »»
     
  • Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH] 

    The IP Federation has made a plea for continued efforts to find common... 
    (September 17, 2014) read more »»
     
  • IP Federation submissions on draft UPC legislation 

    The IP Federation has responded to the consultation comprising... 
    (September 02, 2014) read more »»
     
  • IP Federation note to the UPC Preparatory Committee 

    On the Draft Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC),... 
    (September 01, 2014) read more »»
     
  • IP Federation comments on other appropriate qualifications under Article 48(2) UPCA 

    On the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), the IP Federation has... 
    (July 24, 2014) read more »»
     
  • IP Federation President's Reception 4 July 2014 

    Carol Arnold was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM... 
    (July 12, 2014) read more »»