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AIPPI Congress 2010

  • Digital age calls for copyright harmonisation

    October 11, 2010

    Delegates at the AIPPI Congress in Paris last week sent out a clear message that effective and enforceable copyright protection should be safeguarded in the digital environment

  • Call for SPCs to be longer than five years

    October 11, 2010

    The five-year limit on supplementary protection certificates in the EU needs to be extended, said André Bourgouin of Ipsen Pharma last week

  • AIPPI passes wide-ranging resolutions

    October 08, 2010

    IP practitioners passed resolutions on trade mark dilution, trade secrets, contributory patent infringement and the person skilled in the art during the AIPPI Congress this week

  • Goats, bricks and total colour management

    October 08, 2010

    Goats eating grass on a restaurant roof might be a surreal basis for a trade mark infringement claim, but it was just one of the many examples given in a session on non-traditional marks at the AIPPI Congress this week

  • Why consumer perception needs rethinking

    October 08, 2010

    European trade mark specialists called for greater analysis of consumer perceptions of three-dimensional marks at the AIPPI Congress this week

  • Why Google's new ad policy is a brave new world

    October 06, 2010

    A Google employee called the search engine’s new AdWords policy in Europe a “brave new world” during a session at this week's AIPPI Congress in Paris

  • Nestle's IP armoury

    October 06, 2010

    It is crucial to use different forms of IP rights during different stages of a product’s life cycle to maximise protection, said Cornelis Schueller of Nestlé at the AIPPI International Congress this week

  • The barriers that block green innovation

    October 05, 2010

    How the patent system should deal with green technologies will be “one of the hottest IP topics for years to come”, according to Bertram Huber of IPSEVA

  • Gurry defends WIPO’s ability to harmonise IP laws

    October 04, 2010

    WIPO can continue to play a key role in harmonising IP laws, director-general Francis Gurry said yesterday

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