Trends and Events

14 December 2010

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2010, 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 2010 is available on this site, together with PDF versions of the individual articles. As well as the President’s Intro­duc­tion, it includes articles on the following:
IP Federation
  • The Federation’s achievements
  • The Federation on the Web 
  • Draft European Commission Block Exemption Regulation on Research and Development Agreements 
Copyright, Trade Marks and Designs
  • Copyright Levies
  • Trade Marks
  • Future of Design Law in UK 
European Issues
  • Review of EU Customs Anti-Counterfeiting Regulation
  • EU Patent Reform
  • European Qualifying Examination (EQE)
  • European Patent Office Single Patent Process (SPP) Programme 
  • Patent Quality
  • Developments in the Patentability of Computer Software and Business Method Inventions 
Practice Matters
  • New System for Regulation of UK Lawyers including Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Privilege 
UK Issues
  • The UK Intellectual Property Office
  • StrategicAdvisory Board for Intellectual Property Policy (SABIP) 
IP Federation Biographies