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

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.