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International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

AIPPI General Secretariat
Toedistrasse 16
CH-8027 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 280 58 80
Fax +41 44 280 58 85

upcoming events
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) regional trade agreement was signed on October 5, 2015, although it will still need ratification within each of the twelve countries in the Partnership: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam. The text of the agreement, which includes a chapter on Intellectual Property, is expected to be released shortly.

The WTO Public Forum 2015 took place 30 September - 2 October at the WTO headquarters in Geneva. AIPPI, by its Standing Committee on TRIPS, held a workshop entitled "IP: A Trade Resource" on 1 October, 13:00-14:30. The workshop panellists were TRIPS Committee members, Ivan Hjertman, Catherine Mateu and Manoj Menda. More information is available here. For a report on the some of the IP debates at Public Forum, see here.

On Friday, September 25, 2015, the Mexican Group of AIPPI (AMPPI) celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a splendid dinner at the former Convent of San Hipólito. The President of the MexicanGroup, Bernardo Herrerías, greeted the approximately 400 guests, including AMPPI members and special invitees. AIPPI President, Felipe Claro, addressed the audience by congratulating AMPPI onthe Anniversary and highlighting the importance of the Mexican Group in the region.

Final report of the survey carried out by the EU Member States Customs, within the EU Council's "Customs Cooperation Working Party" (CCWP), in cooperation with the OHIM's European Observatory on infringements of Intellectual Propriety Rights link

We are sad to inform you that Heinz Bardehle, a Member of Honour of AIPPI, passed away on September 10, 2015, less than one month away from his 95th Birthday. Heinz Bardehle enjoyed a long and very distinguished career, during which he remained an active and dedicated member of our Association. He was well known and tremendously respected world-wide. He will be greatly missed.

Submission of AIPPI comments - The Industry IP5 Consensus Proposals to the IP5 Patent Harmonization Experts Panel (PHEP) dated 10 October 2014
Dated 15 September 2015

Rio 2015 Congress
Agenda of the forthcoming General Assembly to be held on 14 October 2015
See Statutes changes

On August 17, 2015, a delegation of the Bureau of AIPPI Introduced AIPPI to the Vietnamese IP Office on the occasion of the formation of the Vietnamese Group of AIPPI.

On April 15, 2015, WIPO, together with the World Economic Forum (WEF) launched a new program of assistance for under resourced inventors in developing countries: the WIPO-WEF Inventor Assistance Program (IAP). For more information, please consult http://www.wipo.int/iap/en/.

EU Observatory - Report of the study of the economic impact of infringement in the clothing, footwear and accessories sector

Submission of AIPPI comments — B+ Sub-Group: Objectives and Principles
Dated 27 May 2015

On May 12, AIPPI and OHIM signed a Memorandum of Understanding for mutual collaboration.

OHIM is organising an EDB Forum for companies and enforcement authorities on 8 and 9 September in Alicante (Spain)
More information here

EPO user consultation on the reform of the Boards of Appeal
You are welcome to participate under this link

AIPPI World Congress 2015
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities are available NOW

AIPPI Congress 2014
Toronto resolutions

Work of our Standing Committees
Standing Committee Reports - AIPPI World IP Congress, Rio de Janeiro, 2015
30 to July 3, 2015
Report WIPO, 30th Session on SCCR
30 January 2015
WIPO Madrid Consultation Group - AIPPI Feedback
23 December 2014
AIPPI comments and recommendations on the proposal dated 29 August 2014 of the GAC sub-working group for the protection of geographic names in next rounds of new gTLDs.
21 October 2014
Report - Climate Change and Environmental Technologies - The Role of IP, esp. Patents
14 September 2014
Report on Standing Committees of Toronto

upcoming events
Roving Seminars on WIPO Services
20 October 2015 (Valencia, Spain) 21 October 2015 (Barcelona, Spain) 22 October 2015 (Zaragoza, Spain)
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AIPPI Israel - From IP to NP
International Conference
21-22 March 2016
Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv
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4th Intellectual Property Law Seminar
7-8 April 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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Finnish AIPPI Group, in co-operation with the Swedish AIPPI Group will arrange a two day symposium:

Value in IP and IP Business - Europe Closer to a Single IP Market?

21-22 April 2016
The symposium will start on a cruise ship in Stockholm harbor. From there we will cruise to Helsinki, where the symposium will continue.
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ASIPI XIX Congress of the Inter-american Association of Intelectual Property
29 November - 2 December 2015 Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
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IP Summit Berlin, 3 - 4 December 2015
For its 10th anniversary, on 3 & 4 December 2015, Premier Cercle™ will gather 100+ IP high-level speakers and 500+ delegates from corporate, private, institutional and academia worlds at the Pan-European Intellectual Property Summit (IP Summit Berlin).

With a mix of keynote speeches, plenary sessions and workshops, this two-day conference aims at discussing trademark, patent, copyright and design major recent evolutions, actions, issues and ongoing EU Reforms with high level corporate and business professionals from the industry and representatives of competent public authorities. Please visit: View details

Key figures:
  • 2 Keynote Speeches
  • Plenary Sessions
  • 17 Workshops
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AIPPI World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 10 - 14, 2015

 List of registered participants for the 2015 Rio Congress

Already 1565 participants from 80 countries
for the World Congress in Rio.



AIPPIs (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) Congress is being held in Rio de Janeiro. AIPPI is concerned with all types of intellectual property rights (including patents, trademarks, and copyrights).

AIPPI It is the oldest global association for the protection of intellectual property and has the respect and ear of governments and global organizations, such as the World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization. Since it was founded in 1897, AIPPI has been consulted (and still is) by decision makers worldwide on current intellectual property issues.

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