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Trends and Events 2015

05 February 2016

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2015, 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 2015 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

Competition

  • Progress on the EU Trade Secrets Directive

Designs

  • Designs in the UK

Patents

  • Patent Harmonisation – What is happening?
  • EU Patent Reform
  • UK implementation and ratification of the UPC Agreement
  • European Patent Office update
  • Patents and Standards

UK Issues

  • Consultation by the Legal Services Board on regulation of in-house lawyers
  • Why is diversity so important and why should it matter to you?

Overseas Issues

  • India National Intellectual Property Policy

IP Federation Biographies



Previous Articles

  • Consultation on proposal for changes in registered design fees 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation... 
    (January 29, 2016) read more »»
     
  • Indian Government consultation on draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2015 

    The IP Federation has submitted comments on the draft Patent (Amendment)... 
    (November 26, 2015) read more »»
     
  • Unified Patent Court – Public Consultation on the Rules on Court fees and recoverable costs 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the public consultation... 
    (July 31, 2015) read more »»
     
  • Consultation on IPO’s new Design Opinions Service 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the consultation... 
    (May 14, 2015) read more »»
     
  • IP Federation's Message to the New Government 

    The IP Federation has written to the Rt Hon. David Cameron MP in the light of... 
    (May 13, 2015) read more »»
     
  • Legal Services Board – Regulatory Restrictions in Practising Rules for In-house Lawyers 

    The IP Federation has submitted a response to the discussion paper... 
    (April 23, 2015) read more »»
     
  • Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH] 

    The IP Federation is making a further plea for continued efforts to find... 
    (April 22, 2015) read more »»
     
  • The EU Trade Secrets Directive (December 2014) 

    The IP Federation has submitted to MEPs a paper on the proposed... 
    (March 02, 2015) read more »»
     
  • Costs of using the Unitary Patent Package 

    The IP Federation has issued a brief paper on the costs of using... 
    (February 23, 2015) read more »»
     
  • Trends and Events 2014 

    The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’... 
    (February 16, 2015) read more »»