IP Federation Review 2020

22 December 2020

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s activities, IP Federation Review 2020 (formerly Trends and Events), has now been published. It provides an overview of those intellectual property issues which engaged industry during that period and tries to look beyond current issues to identify future areas of interest, activity or controversy.

IP Federation Review 2020 is available to download from this site, together with PDF versions of the individual articles in due course. It can also be read online here.

All issues are also available via Google Drive.

As well as the President’s introduction, IP Federation Review 2020 includes articles on the following:

IP Federation

  • Snippets from the archives – the Federation’s first 100 years
  • IP Owners Step up to the Plate
  • IP Federation celebrates 100th birthday by fighting COVID-19 and improving social mobility
  • Diversity and Inclusion progress and IP Federation activities
  • The Federation’s activities
  • IP Federation objectives 2020


  • Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation
  • The Unified Patent Court
  • The IP Federation working with the EPO in 2020
  • SPC developments in the last year

The Broader IP Landscape

  • International Trade and Intellectual Property
  • Address for Service after the Brexit Implementation Period
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property
  • Balancing the Unregistered
  • IP Federation Trade Mark Committee
  • Why IP Matters

IP Federation Biographies