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Alberto de Elzaburu, AIPPI Member of Honour

Mr. Alberto de Elzaburu, honorary member of the Board of the AIPPI Spanish group, and a Member of Honour of AIPPI International, recently passed away aged 92. Even at his advanced age he was still attending the board meetings of ELZABURU SLP, a professional firm to which he dedicated his life and which he led […] Read More

IP office notices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced IP offices around the world to adapt their practices in response to the situation. AIPPI has compiled the following list and will update it regularly. If you would like to add your country’s response, please send it to   INTERNATIONAL: WIPO: WIPO Notice for the Madrid System: WIPO […] Read More

Joan Clark Q. C., Member of Honour

Joan Clark, Q.C. died on April 8, 2020, at her home, at the age of 90. After obtaining a B.A. from McGill University in Montréal, Canada, she pursued a law degree in French at the Université de Montréal and graduated magna cum laude at the top of the class with the Governor General’s Medal in […] Read More

New Publication: The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Encouraging Economic Growth in Developing Countries

In this newly released Position Paper, the AIPPI, through its Standing Committee on Pharma and the TRIPS Committee, comments on the role of patent rights in encouraging economic growth in developing countries. AIPPI acknowledges the importance of promoting economic growth in developing countries and submits that strong patent rights play a positive role in fostering […] Read More

Postponement of two AIPPI events in Finland and Korea

As a result of the ongoing COIVD-19 pandemic, the following two AIPPI events have been postponed:   Finland The AIPPI Finnish Group has decided to postpone the Helsinki Symposium in May 2020 due to the corona outbreak. Following the Finnish government’s safety instructions, the Symposium on IP, AI, Data and the Platform Economy – Changes […] Read More

AIPPI video: decision of the German Constitutional Court on ratifying the Unified Patent Court

Christof Augenstein, the Chair of AIPPI’s Standing Committee on the UPC, explains what the decision of the German Constitutional Court regarding the UPC means, and gives his insights on possible ways forward, in a brief video available on AIPPI’s YouTube channel. The discussion will continue within the committee. AIPPI members are welcome to join the […] Read More