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IP Federation note to the UPC Preparatory Committee
01 Sep 2014

On the Draft Rules of Procedure of the Unified Patent Court (UPC), the IP Federation has sent a note to the Preparatory Committee of the UPC. We are requesting our paper to be considered by the Rules Group before finalising...
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IP Federation comments on other appropriate qualifications under Article 48(2) UPCA
24 Jul 2014

On the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), the IP Federation has responded to the consultation on the proposals by the Legal Working Group of the Preparatory Committee on the draft European Patent Litigation Certificate (EPLC)...
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IP Federation President's Reception 4 July 2014
12 Jul 2014

Carol Arnold was elected as the new President of the IP Federation at our AGM on 4 July 2014. The handover was commemorated at the IP Federation President’s Reception held at Norton Rose Fulbright. Some photographs from the reception follow. ...
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The IP Federation elects new President, Carol Arnold
04 Jul 2014

The IP Federation is pleased to announce that Carol Arnold has been elected as the new President of the Federation, effective 4 July 2014. Carol is a UK Chartered Patent Attorney; a European Patent Attorney; and also an Associate Member of the Institution...
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IPReg Competency Frameworks Patents and Trade Marks
19 May 2014

The IP Federation has submitted comments on the IPReg draft Competency Frameworks for patents and trade marks. Drawing from our unique in-house business IP perspective, we would recommend broadly having six core competency areas as follows: technical...
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IP Federation comments on the compromise text for the EU trade secrets directive
28 Apr 2014

The IP Federation has issued a further policy paper stating its position on the Presidency compromise proposal dated 1 April 2014 for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of undisclosed know-how and...
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IPReg consultation on the examination system for qualifying as a patent attorney
17 Mar 2014

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the IPReg consultation on simplifying and modernising the examination system for qualifying as a patent attorney with a closing date of 17 March 2014. Our conclusions are as follows: We believe...
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IP Federation comments on the proposed EU trade secrets directive
26 Feb 2014

The IP Federation has issued a policy paper stating its position on the proposed EU trade secrets directive. The IP Federation remains in favour of harmonisation via an EU Directive and believes the Commission’s proposal has much to...
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Intellectual Property Bill 201314: criminal sanctions for Unregistered Design Rights
19 Feb 2014

The IP Federation has issued a policy paper stating its position on the potential introduction of criminal sanctions for Unregistered Design Rights (UDRs) in the Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14. The IP Federation does not support...
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Intellectual Property Bill 201314: Second Reading
23 Jan 2014

The IP Federation, along with CIPA (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) and ITMA (the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys), welcomes the adoption by the Government of the amendments to the Intellectual Property Bill. These amendments, which were...
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