Publications

Total Documents: 44

 

Trends and Events 2018

Document No: PUB 20/18 Posted: 16 August 2018
ISSN 2046-3049 Trends and Events is our annual publication in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s activities. 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.

The Federation’s activities

Document No: PUB 20h/18 Posted: 12 September 2018
One of the IP Federation’s chief lobbying tools is its policy papers. These are all available on the website at: www.ipfederation.com The policy papers on the website represent the views of the innovative and influen­tial com­panies which are members of the Federation. Members are con­sulted on their views and opinions and encouraged to debate and explore issues of practice and policy. Only after consensus is achieved are external bodies informed of the col­lective views of industry via the Federation.

Third and final pilot for “PCT-IP5” search / “CS&E”

Document No: PUB 20h/18 Posted: 12 September 2018
Subject to the successful conclusion of a third and final pilot, begun on 1 July 2018 (details in next section of this report), it is hoped that, in a few years’ time, all PCT applicants will be offered a procedural option providing for –

one of the IP5 offices (European, US, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean) to act as a “main ISA” leading a collaborative exercise, the result of which will be that the main ISA issues a search report and written opinion in Chapter I based on both its own work and on inputs from the other four offices (called “peer ISAs”).

Such a collaborative exercise is currently officially called “collaborative search and examination (CS&E)”; but to avoid possible confusion with other initiatives (and possible future renaming), in this report the exercise will be called “PCT-IP5 search”.

Trade Marks Update

Document No: PUB 20i/18 Posted: 12 September 2018
The IP Federation Trade Mark committee has had another year of strong attendance and participation. It has been an important year for trade marks in the UK, with the implementation of the EU Trade Mark Directive imminent and Brexit causing all sorts of uncertainties and challenges for the future of the IP right in the UK and the knock-on impact on UK industry.

Trends and Events 2017

Document No: PUB 20/17 Posted: 14 August 2017

ISSN 2046-3049

Trends and Events is our annual publication in which the Federation reviews its previous year’s activities. 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.

The Federation’s activities

Document No: PUB 20A/17 Posted: 30 August 2017

One of the IP Federation’s chief lobbying tools is its policy papers. These are all available on the website at:

www.ipfederation.com

The policy papers on the website represent the views of the innovative and influen­tial com­panies which are members of the Federation. Members are con­sulted on their views and opinions and encouraged to debate and explore issues of practice and policy. Only after consensus is achieved are external bodies informed of the col­lective views of industry via the Federation.

The Brexit clock ticks – what are the implications for intellectual property?

Document No: PUB 20B/17 Posted: 30 August 2017

‘Brexit’ poses considerable challenges for intellectual property law and presents uncertainty as to the involvement of the UK, following its exit from the EU, in existing and proposed international regimes involving EU law.

The UK Government has indicated intent to repeal the European Communities Act 1972, which incorporates European Union law into the law of the UK, but never­theless to preserve the existing body of EU law – the acquis – in the national law.

The Shape of Things to Come?

Document No: PUB 20E/17 Posted: 30 August 2017

What do a black cab, a four-fingered chocolate bar and a colourful puzzle have in common? Apart from all being useful when suffering a long Underground delay, the answer is that they concern trade marks for the shape of a product that have been subject to negative decisions in the UK / EU in the last year.

The Trump Administration and International Policies on Intellectual Property

Document No: PUB 20G/17 Posted: 30 August 2017
Donald Trump’s campaign slogan was “Make America Great Again,” which included halting unfair trade practices by other nations that hurt U.S. businesses. On November 21, 2016, President-elect Trump released a video of his policy plans for the first 100 days of his Administration, including to “restore our laws and bring back our jobs.” One of those plans affected U.S. intellectual property rights: his plans to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Instead, he stated that the U.S. would negotiate “fair bilateral trade deals.” Mr. Trump has also repeatedly indicated that China has been committing unfair trade practices that have been burdening U.S. commerce. This article will describe: (1) the scope of unfair trade practices relating to intellectual property and their impact on U.S. commerce; (2) the actions the Administration has taken or is considering during its first 195 days; and (3) the impact on the current state of the leadership of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Trends and Events 2015

Document No: PUB 20/15 Posted: 05 February 2016

ISSN 2046-3049

Trends and Events is our annual publication in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities. 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.

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