Policy Papers

IP General : 59 Documents

This part of the site is up-to-date from 2004; relevant position papers prior to then are obtainable from the Secretariat.

Representation before the European and Community Patent Court

Document No: PP 5/11 Posted: 22 June 2011

The IP Federation is strongly supportive of the current version of Article 28 of the draft Agreement which will establish this Court. We believe that opening up representation to suitably certificated EPAs will not only be a progressive step in line with the general objective of improving the patent system in Europe but that specifically it will ensure wider choice and therefore better access to justice for all; especially for those high technology SMEs which will likely be the bedrock of the European Union’s future economic well-being.

Independent Review of IP and Growth – call for evidence

Document No: PP 4/11 Posted: 04 March 2011

Response to the Review of Intellectual Property and Growth: Call for Evidence with a deadline of 4 March 2011.

Contrary to the sceptical opinions held by some, the IP systems in the UK, in the rest of Europe, and elsewhere when in compliance with inter­national agreements, are generally sound. They are not broken and do not need major adjustment. The first need is to improve quality and efficiency within the existing systems.

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