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Trends and Events 2017

14 August 2017

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s activities, Trends and Events 2017, 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 2017 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

UK Withdrawal from the European Union

  • The Brexit clock ticks – what are the implications for intellectual property?

Patents

  • European patent reform
  • European Patent Office update

Trade Marks and Designs

  • The shape of things to come?
  • Designs update

Overseas Issues

  • The Trump administration and international policies on intellectual property

IP Federation Biographies



Previous Articles

  • IP Federation President's Reception 14 July 2017 

    James Horgan was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM... 
    (August 03, 2017) read more »»
     
  • The IP Federation elects new President, James Horgan 

    The IP Federation is pleased to announce that James Horgan has been elected... 
    (July 14, 2017) read more »»
     
  • Opting out during the sunrise period at the Unified Patent Court 

    The IP Federation is concerned with the current lack of clarity around how... 
    (July 05, 2017) read more »»
     
  • Opting out during the sunrise period at the Unified Patent Court 

    The IP Federation is concerned with the current lack of clarity around how the... 
    (June 14, 2017) read more »»
     
  • Consultation proposed changes to statutory patent fees 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the Intellectual... 
    (June 05, 2017) read more »»
     
  • IP Federation Brexit policy position design rights 

    The IP Federation policy position on the protection of design... 
    (March 17, 2017) read more »»
     
  • IP Federation Brexit policy position protection for EU trade marks 

    The IP Federation policy position on protection for EU trade... 
    (February 22, 2017) read more »»
     
  • IP Federation Brexit policy position (updated 20 January 2017) 

    The IP Federation policy position on Brexit is as follows: Certainty... 
    (January 20, 2017) read more »»
     
  • The IP Federation responds to the announcement that the UK will ratify the UPCA 

    The IP Federation notes the UK’s intention to ratify the Unified Patent... 
    (December 02, 2016) read more »»
     
  • IP Federation President's Reception 8 July 2016 

    James Hayles was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM... 
    (July 18, 2016) read more »»