Trends and Events 2019

19 December 2019

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s activities, Trends and Events 2019, 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 2019 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

Enforcement Issues

  • Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters


  • European patent reform
  • European Patent Office update
  • Obviousness
  • Patent harmonisation
  • Pilot for “PCT-IP5 search” / “CS&E”: update

Copyright, Trade Marks and Designs

  • Developments in Copyright
  • Top ten trade mark and passing off cases in the first ten months of 2019
  • ABC of design developments

UK Issues

  • IP Inclusive

IP Federation Biographies