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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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Intellectual Property Bill 201314: Clause 18 (sharing information with overseas patent offices)
21 Oct 2013

The IP Federation has issued a policy paper in response to the provisions for the sharing of information with overseas patent office proposed in Clause 18 of the Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14. The new power given by the section...
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Intellectual Property Bill 201314: IP Federation position on Clause 13
09 Oct 2013

The IP Federation has issued a further policy paper in response to the provision for criminal sanctions for infringement of Registered Designs proposed in Clause 13 of the Intellectual Property Bill 2013–14. The IP Federation, along...
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Public consultation on the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court
30 Sep 2013

The IP Federation has submitted a response to the public consultation on the Rules of Procedure for the Unified Patent Court closing 1 October 2013. In our paper, as well as identifying specific rules which it requests be amended, the IP Federation...
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Commission proposal to amend Brussels I Regulation to UPC Agreement
23 Sep 2013

The IP Federation has prepared comments on the Commission proposal to amend Brussels I Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgements in civil and commercial matters) to the Unified...
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