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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


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.

Rio 2015 Congress
Agenda of the forthcoming General Assembly to be held on 14 October 2015
The report "Intellectual property rights and firm performance in Europe: an economic analysis" from the EU Observatory is available at https://oami.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/web/observatory/ip-contribution
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

European Trade Mark Reform
The agreed texts for the European Trade Mark Reform are expected to be voted by the JURI Committee of the European Parliament on June 16, 2015 (see links Regulation, Directive)


WIPO is conducting a Madrid-user survey on dependency between an international registration under the Madrid system and a basic mark.
Your opinion is important! Please express it before June 7, 2015 here

AIPPI Congress 2014
Toronto resolutions

Work of our Standing Committees
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

AIPPI new Bureau members and Assistants (2014-2016)

AIPPI adopted Resolutions, Toronto 2014

AIPPI Annual Subscription fees

AIPPI E-News No. 43, September 2015

Master Calendar of IP Events - edited by AIPPI

The first Master Calendar of IP Events