Trends and Events 2013
03 December 2013
The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2013, 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 2013 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
- EU Consultation on trade secrets
- Draft proposal for a revised block exemption for technology transfer agreements and guidelines
- Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14: Clause 13
- Unregistered Design Rights – Qualification
- Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights: Groundless Threats
- Claim format harmonisation
- Patent Consultations
- Patent-related incentives and impediments to transfer of technology
- EU Patent Reform
- Promoting clinical trials of pharmaceuticals in the UK
IP Federation Biographies
Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14: IP Federation position on Clause 3 (qualification criteria)
The IP Federation has issued a policy paper in response to the qualification...
Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14: Clause 18 (sharing information with overseas patent offices)
The IP Federation has issued a policy paper in response to the provisions...
Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14: IP Federation position on Clause 13
The IP Federation has issued a further policy paper in response to the...
Public consultation on the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court
The IP Federation has submitted a response to the public consultation on the...
Commission proposal to amend Brussels I Regulation to UPC Agreement
The IP Federation has prepared comments on the Commission proposal...
Unified Patent Court Rules of Procedure Consultation Event webcast
The consultation on the rules of procedure for the Unified Patent Court closes...
Court of Justice case C-364/13 (International Stem Cell Corporation)
The IP Federation is urging UK intervention at the Court of Justice of the European...
Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights: Groundless Threats
The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Law Commission consultation...
Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14: Part 1 – Design
The IP Federation has written to the UK IPO (Intellectual Property Office)...
Criminal sanctions for Registered Design infringement – IP Federation response
The IP Federation has issued a policy paper in response to the provision...