Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Internationale Vereinigung für den Schutz des Geistigen Eigentums

2 March 2021

AIPPI Congress 2021

The AIPPI World Congress 2021 will be held online.  More information will be issued by AIPPI as it becomes available.


Meanwhile, the UK Group continues work on the Questions, which are

·  PATENTS: Q276 - Inventiveness and sufficiency of disclosure in AI inventions (led by Peter Finnie);

·  TRADE MARKS: Q277 - Registrability of trade marks against public order or morality (led by Ashley Roughton);

·  DESIGNS: Q278 - Industrial Designs and the Role of Prior Art (led by Arthur Artinian); and

·  REMEDIES: Q279- Reasonable awareness in compensation for infringement of IP rights (led by Richard Vary).


Please direct any queries to secretary@aippi.org.uk

10 September 2020

BAME representation update

This link give access to a document setting out actions recommended to those in the IP sector, and commitments made by organisations.

7 September 2020

2020 AIPPI World Congress

The 2020 Congress will be held online and will be free to all members.  The official site is here.

​The Study Questions to which the UK Group has contributed will be discussed on 5-8 October.  The Study Guidelines can be found here.  The topics include Inventorship in the context of AI; Descriptive use as a defence in Trade Marks; Rights in data; and Standing to sue and its effect on remedies.

28 July 2020

BAME representation levels in the UK’s IP sector

AIPPI UK members participated in a virtual round table attended by over 50 IP professionals, under the auspices of IP Inclusive.


Those at the meeting agreed statements of principle, by which it was felt the UK’s IP professions should stand together in support of racial and ethnic equality.  The group will now agree some commitments to action, which will be published shortly, and will work together to turn those commitments into positive change.

31 May 2021

Ongoing work on the Study Questions for the 2021 World Congress