Total Documents: 7


Resolution of the IP Federation Council June 2018

Document No: PUB 2/18 Posted: 22 June 2018
Resolution of the IP Federation Council June 2018, passed on 8 June 2018 with immediate effect, to change registered office to 60 Gray’s Inn Road London WC1X 8AQ

Review of the Current Patent Harmonisation Initiatives

Document No: PUB 20C/14 Posted: 03 March 2015

We are in a unique position where there are several patent harmonisation initiatives being pursued by the larger Patent Offices. There is an active industry participation in these activities and it is to be hoped that major changes that are beneficial to the users and the Offices result.

Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework

Document No: PUB 20M/12 Posted: 08 March 2013
In 2010–2011, there were three official consultations on UK design law (Trends and Events, 2010, at pages 12–13; Trends and Events, 2011, at pages 11–12 and 12–13). In July 2012, the IPO published Consultation on the Reform of the UK Designs Legal Framework, this time with specific proposals for change. Further comment was invited. Legislation is likely in the 2013–2014 Parliamentary session.

Role of Government in Protecting and promoting Intellectual Property

Document No: PUB 20N/12 Posted: 08 March 2013

The All-Party Intellectual Property Group announced on 14 March 2012 that it was to conduct an inquiry into the role of Government in protecting and promoting intellectual property. The Group decided to look at this issue because responsibility for development and enforcement of IP policy sits across many Government departments and agencies. There have been numerous reviews into IP policy in the last ten years but the decision-making framework within which policy is developed and agreed had not been sufficiently examined.

Resolutions of the IP Federation Council October 2012

Document No: PUB 3/12 Posted: 08 November 2012

Resolutions of the IP Federation Council October 2012,  passed on 19 October 2012 with immediate effect: 

  1. Delegation of council’s power on policy positions in cases of urgency
  2. Open committees
  3. Terms of reference of the governance committee
  4. Quorum in council meetings

Review of EU Customs Anti-Counterfeiting Regulation

Document No: PUB 7/10 Posted: 14 December 2010

The Commission was instructed by the EU Council in 2008 to consider improve­ments to the current regulation (EC 1383/2003) under which customs authorities suspend goods for import, export or in transit when they appear to be counterfeit or pirated, or to otherwise infringe an IP right. The Council was increasingly con­cerned about the globalisation of counterfeiting, especially of dangerous counter­feit goods, and about the sale of counterfeits over the Internet. The Commission consulted widely during the first half of 2010 and is presently con­sidering the re­sults. The Federation has responded in the past to similar consulta­tions but on this occasion, BUSINESSEUROPE responded on behalf of Europe-wide industry.