Trends and Events 2018

16 August 2018

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s activities, Trends and Events 2018, 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 2018 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

  • Brexit: the clock ticks


  • European patent reform
  • European Patent Office update
  • Patent harmonisation
  • Third and final pilot for “PCT-IP5” search / “CS&E”

Trade Marks and Designs

  • Trade marks update

UK Issues

  • IP Inclusive
  • IP Industrial Strategy – Call for Views

IP Federation Biographies