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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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Court of Justice case C-539/13 (Merck v Sigma)
20 Dec 2013

The IP Federation is urging UK intervention at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Court of Justice case C-539/13 (Merck v Sigma). The first question referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union, relat­ing to the Specific...
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Trends and Events 2013
03 Dec 2013

The annual newsletter in which the Federation reviews its previous twelve months’ activities, Trends and Events 2013, has now been published. It provides an overview of those IP issues which engaged industry during that period and tries...
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Intellectual Property Bill 201314: IP Federation position on Clause 3 (qualification criteria)
25 Oct 2013

The IP Federation has issued a policy paper in response to the qualification criteria for the unregistered design right (UDR) proposed in Clause 3 of the Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14. The amendments as currently proposed in Clause...
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