ficpi, FICPI, patent, patents, design, trade marks, trademarks, brands, copyright, intellectual property, attorneys, IP, invention, technology, international, federation, organisation, European patent, PCT, WIPO I am pleased that you have visited the FICPI home page, and whatever the reason for your visit, I trust that you will find whatever it is that you are looking for, either directly or through using the various contact links which are available. The membership of FICPI now extends over more than 70 countries, with more than 3000 members, and with such a large and widespread membership, the use of a Home Page such as this to keep members up-to-date with FICPI activities has become essential. As at October 1998, our Home Page is still under construction, and if what you are looking for is missing this time, then there is every likelihood it will be there on your next visit.
However, if you have any suggestions on what you would like to see on the FICPI Home Page, please let us know, and if you have any contribution of recent intellectual property activities, we would appreciate hearing from you by email or fax so as to ensure that the Home Page is kept up-to-date. FICPI is an organisation working for the interests of Patent and Trademark professionals world-wide. We are unique, being the only association whose membership consists solely of intellectual property professionals in private practice. With members in 70 countries we can rightly claim to be a truly international organisation, broadly representative of the free profession. Our members are highly trained, highly motivated and independent in spirit. FICPI maintains this standard of excellence through its stringent admission criteria, thus providing its members with a prestigious network of foreign associates while at the same time maintaining the standards of the profession world-wide. FICPI's work is wide ranging, touching every area of the fast changing intellectual property field and our achievements are impressive. With the expertise and practical experience provided by our membership and our presence as observers and advisors at many national and international platforms, FICPI is ideally placed to keep abreast of new developments, to keep you informed, to make an impact on future legislation and to make your concerns heard.
It is our firm belief that intellectual property attorneys, who work internationally with all parts of the world will get many benefits from joining our Federation : You will be linked to one of the most prestigious international organisation, the only such organisation whose membership consists solely of intellectual property attorneys in private practice. An organisation which concerns itself with the needs and aspirations of intellectual property attorneys and their clients, and administers a code of professional conduct.
Personal contacts with leading practitioners from countries throughout the world can be made at FICPI congresses, seminars and meetings. You will get easy access to professional co-operation with colleagues all over the world, whose qualifications, reliability and professional standing are well established.
Through FICPI publications you will be kept informed of significant developments in industrial property law, and You may get the opportunity to participate actively in FICPI´s international work.
Welcome to the FICPI Publications pages. Below you will find a short description of the FICPI Publications which all members receive periodically in printed form. Our new web facility will enable us to keep you informed of the latest developments even more rapidly, and we are pleased to be able to offer our latest newsletter and ExCo
News also electronically from now on. FICPI INFORMATION is our 28-page newsletter and is published to provide the membership with concise and topical information about ongoing activities of the Federation.
Latest Newsletter Newsletter archive EXCO NEWS is the 4-page Newsletter of the CET (Study & Work Commission)which is published after every Executive Committee meeting, once or twice yearly. It contains summaries of the reports produced by the CET. Latest ExCo News ExCo News archive Full CET reports may obtained from the CET Reporter, Philip Coyle, firstname.lastname@example.org Please state the reference number of the required report. The CONGRESS BULLETIN is published after each congress and certain seminars as collection booklets including speeches, reports on discussions, resolutions, etc.;
Summaries in English, French and German of all papers presented at the last FICPI World Congress, Copenhagen, 21-24 October 1997, will be available shortly. The MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY contains a valuable list of the intellectual property attorneys in seventy countries throughout the world who are subject to a common disciplinary code and who have satisfied the requirements for entry into FICPI. (Currently only available in printed form.) As the demand for intellectual property protection and the necessary infrastructure has changed and grown, FICPI has grown in size and status and has successfully adapted to the changing needs of its membership. (but has remained true to its purpose: to serve the interests of its members and their clients).
Established in 1906 as Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle, of which "FICPI" is the acronym, as an association of intellectual property attorneys in private practice, FICPI can boast today a membership of 3200 and is rapidly growing.
The increase in world trade in general and the transition of former state economies to free market economies have stimulated an ever growing interest in FICPI membership in practically all countries of Eastern Europe, including The Russian Federation, and also in certain parts of Asia, including China. Having started from a relatively narrow European basis, FICPI is today represented in 70 countries around the world. With continued growth and achievement since 1906, FICPI can look back with pride......