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This part of the site is up-to-date from 2004; relevant position papers prior to then are obtainable from the Secretariat.
Portuguese Law 62/2011: Patent infringement and dispute resolution on medicines
Letter to the British Embassy in Portugal, requesting that every effort is made to influence the Portuguese government to effect the removal of Law 62/2011 in favour of a Law/legal system for enforcement of IP rights that is applicable in all technical fields (including pharmaceuticals)
Trade Secrets, Patents and Rio+20 Developments
Letter to Liz Coleman at the IPO, in the context of negotiations for the Rio+20 sustainable development conference in Rio de Janeiro, asking the IPO to ensure that UK and EU negotiators enter the final stages of the negotiations well-prepared and with a very clear technology-related brief
Unitary Patent Regulation and Unified Patent Court Agreement
Letter to Kerstin Jorna highlighting the Federation’s concerns about the present proposals for the Unified Patent Court, making points among other things on Articles 6-8 and bifurcation
Indian decision to grant a compulsory licence with no local manufacture of the patented product
Letter to John Alty expressing concern about the recent decision in India to grant a compulsory licence on the ground that the patented product was not manufactured by the patentee or its licensee in India
Proposed Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
Letter to the Prime Minister pleading for more discussions to build on the progress that has been made so far towards a better patent system in Europe
Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court
Comments on the first draft of the Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) issued by the drafting committee following the last meeting of the Commission’s judges and lawyers expert group, with a request for comments by 23 April 2012.
Role of Government in Protecting and promoting Intellectual Property
Response to the All-Party Intellectual Property Group announcement on 14 March 2012 that it is to conduct an inquiry into the role of Government in protecting and promoting intellectual property
Consultation on copyright following the Hargreaves Review
Response to the consultation seeking views on the Government’s proposals for implementing a number of the recommendations, relating to Copyright, which it accepted in its response to the Hargreaves Review of IP and Growth, with closing date 21 March 2012
IPReg Second Consultation on Litigators’ Rights
Response to the IPReg Second Consultation on Replacement of the CIPA Higher Courts Qualification Regulations and the ITMA Trade Mark Litigator and Trade Mark Advocate Certificate Regulations, urging IPReg to reconsider its second round of proposals
Court of Justice Case C-661/11 (Martin y Paz Diffusion SA v. David Depuydt)
Request urging UK intervention in Court of Justice Case C-661/11 (Martin y Paz Diffusion SA v. David Depuydt and Fabriek van Maroquinerie Gauquie SA)
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