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IP Federation's Message to the New Government
13 May 2015

The IP Federation has written to the Rt Hon. David Cameron MP in the light of his re-appointment as Prime Minister following last week’s elections. We have included a message to the new government which the members of the IP Federation have prepared,...
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Legal Services Board Regulatory Restrictions in Practising Rules for In-house Lawyers
23 Apr 2015

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the discussion paper of the Legal Services Board: “Are Regulatory Restrictions in Practising Rules for In-house Lawyers Justified?” The closing date for receipt of views is 24 April 2015. It...
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Substantive Patent Law Harmonisation [SPLH]
22 Apr 2015

The IP Federation is making a further plea for continued efforts to find common ground for international agreement on a number of substantive aspects of patent law, including: the prior art to be considered in relation to novelty, the principle...
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The EU Trade Secrets Directive (December 2014)
02 Mar 2015

The IP Federation has submitted to MEPs a paper on the proposed EU trade secrets directive. The key issues that we are concerned with are the following: Setting a minimum standard Overly broad carve-outs The definition of...
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Costs of using the Unitary Patent Package
23 Feb 2015

The IP Federation has issued a brief paper on the costs of using the Unitary Patent Package. The Unitary Patent Package (UPP) comprises the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC). The paper summarises our position...
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Trends and Events 2014
16 Feb 2015

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2014, has now been published. It provides an overview of those IP issues which engaged industry during that period and tries...
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Public Consultation on Patents and Standards by the European Commission
12 Feb 2015

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the European Com­mission’s public consultation on patents and standards. The consultation is open until 15 February 2015. The membership of the IP Federation is diverse, and so this response...
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India National Intellectual Property Policy
30 Jan 2015

The IP Federation has submitted comments on the draft National Intellectual Property Policy released by the Indian Department for Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on 25 December 2014. Stakeholders were invited to submit comments by 30 January 2015. The...
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Unified Patent Court IT system and confidentiality issues
09 Dec 2014

The IP Federation has issued a brief paper summarising concerns amongst its members regarding the broad issue of information security within the Unified Patent Court (UPC) system. Whilst these issues have arisen in the context of the...
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Proposal to amend the marking provisions for registered designs
26 Nov 2014

The IP Federation has issued a policy paper on virtual marking for designs. Extending the new patent marking provisions introduced by section 15 of the Intel­lectual Property Act 2014 to registered designs would benefit all those working...
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