Milan Congress – Resolutions adopted

by Sarah Matheson (Reporter General of AIPPI)

Six Resolutions were adopted by the Executive Committee of AIPPI at the 2016 AIPPI World Congress in Milan. Four of these were on the basis of AIPPI’s 2016 Study Questions:

Patents—Added matter: the standard for determining adequate support for amendments

Copyright—Linking and making available on the Internet

Designs—Requirements for protection of designs

General—Security interest of intellectual property.

Two further Resolutions were prepared by AIPPI Standing Committees:

Publication of patent applications (Standing Committee on Patents)

Patent rights and green technology / climate change (Standing Committee on Intellectual Property and Green Technology)

The texts of the adopted Resolutions are available on our website and here.

The Resolutions will be disseminated to all relevant authorities and bodies. In addition to national and regional IP offices, including the EPO, EUIPO and EAPO, they will be sent to WIPO and the WTO. The National Groups are also encouraged to disseminate the Resolutions to their relevant ministries and other government bodies, together with any further engagement appropriate to promote the Resolutions and AIPPI’s work more generally. The Resolutions will also be deployed by AIPPI where relevant to any consultations, submissions or in any other context in which it is relevant for AIPPI to express an opinion, such as filing briefs amicus curiae.