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IP Federation Brexit policy position (updated 20 January 2017)
20 Jan 2017

The IP Federation policy position on Brexit is as follows: Certainty is paramount to industry. All accrued and pending intellectual property rights must be preserved in the UK post-Brexit. This is a top priority issue. The...
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The IP Federation responds to the announcement that the UK will ratify the UPCA
02 Dec 2016

The IP Federation notes the UK’s intention to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. The IP Federation recognises the benefits for industry that can come from the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court and calls the UK and other contracting...
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IP Federation President's Reception 8 July 2016
18 Jul 2016

James Hayles was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM on 8 July 2016. The handover was commemorated at the IP Federation President’s Reception held at Allen & Overy. Some photographs from the reception follow. ...
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IP Federation Brexit policy position
14 Jul 2016

The IP Federation policy position on Brexit is as follows: Certainty is paramount to industry. All accrued and pending intellectual property rights must be preserved in the UK post-Brexit. This is a top priority issue. The UK...
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Reform of the Boards of Appeal
11 Jul 2016

The IP Federation submitted comments on EPO Administrative Council paper CA/43/16 outlining proposals for the reform of the EPO Boards of Appeal (BoA), ahead of the EPO Administrative Council meeting on 29-30 June 2016. For full details, click HERE. To...
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The IP Federation elects new President, James Hayles
08 Jul 2016

The IP Federation is pleased to announce that James Hayles has been elected as the new President of the Federation, effective 8 July 2016. James is a qualified UK and European Patent Attorney with over 25 years’ experience of IP work gained...
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BIS open consultation National Innovation Plan: call for ideas
25 May 2016

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills open consultation ‘National Innovation Plan: call for ideas’. The consultation runs until 30 May 2016. In summary, the IP Federation...
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Consultation proposed changes to the Patents Rules
21 Apr 2016

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) consultation on proposed amendments to the Patents Rules 2007 is attached. The consultation closes on 22 April 2016. IP Federation members support all...
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Commission consultation on IP enforcement
15 Apr 2016

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation closing 15 April 2016 to help assess the functioning of Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRED) in the online environment, with a view to identify the...
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Amicus curiae brief on the questions referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal pending as case G1/15
01 Mar 2016

The IP Federation has filed an amicus curiae brief with observations on the questions referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) on case G1/15 (Partial priority). The first question referred to the Enlarged Board...
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