What Does FICPI Do?

FICPI represents independent IP practitioners at the international level

FICPI is different. Not only are we interested in the improvement of the laws and treaties that are the foundation of the IP system, but by virtue of our exclusive membership, FICPI is also the only professional body that truly represents independent IP attorneys at the international level. FICPI ensures that the views of the profession are heard and supports a network of highly skilled and experienced professionals of good standing that clients and the IP system require.

FICPI meets regularly with the heads and senior officers of the patent and trade mark offices in Europe, Japan, China, India, Korea and the U.S.A., as well as the European Commission, WIPO, WTO and OHIM, with plans to extend these regular meetings to other IP offices.

FICPI believes it is essential for the worldwide IP profession to maintain regular contacts with the most important national, regional and international IP authorities to ensure that proposals to amend IP laws are practical and are made in the interest of all users.  FICPI has a good relationship with WIPO and was the only international organisation invited by the EPO President to attend a workshop on the future fee structure at the EPO and one of only two NGOs to be invited to the Annual Meeting of the Trilateral Partners (JPO, USPTO and OHIM) in Tokyo.

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