e-Flash 2019-21
August 23, 2019

AIPPI is thrilled to announce that we have

2,247 registered participants

for the 2019 AIPPI World Congress in London!

We would like to thank you for being part of this great success and we are looking forward to welcoming you to London in a few short weeks!

Over the next few weeks we will be sending out all the relevant logistical information regarding the Congress, including information on selecting your seat for the Closing Dinner, information regarding transportation and the tours for Accompanying Person, so keep an eye out for these.


 We have recently added a new session to the programme

Meet the IP Offices Session

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (09.00 - 10.30)

Representatives from the USPTO, CNIPA, and the EPO will provide an update on recent developments and initiatives. The format will be interactive to provide an opportunity for exchange of ideas and perspectives. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear the latest news from the IP Offices and also to engage in interactive dialogue on current issues.




Only a few tickets available for Lunch Sessions! Don’t miss your chance and secure your spot!


An Update from USPTO Director Andrei lancu

Monday, September 16, 2019 (12.30 - 14.00)

Director Andrei Iancu assumed the roles of Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on February 8, 2018, following nomination by President Trump and unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate. He holds a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law as well as a Master of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering. During this informative lunch session, Director Iancu will provide an update on his first 18 months at the helm of the USPTO, including discussions of current challenges and initiatives. Written questions will be taken from the floor at the end of the session.



IP in Fashion: Iconic Products, Influencers,
Greenwashing and Design Lifecycles

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (12.30 - 14.00)

In this interesting lunch session, focused on new and developing IP issues in the fashion industry, you will hear in-house counsel from several major fashion brands, such as Superdry, discuss how IP issues arise during the lifecycle of a product, from the design stage of products to post-launch. Specific product launches will be used as case studies to examine the IP protection necessary to counter the flood of counterfeits that follow. The session will also look at misleading marketing and unfair competition issues, such as “greenwashing”. The session will explore the IP protection for the design of new materials for fashion, including organic materials.



Innovation in Africa

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 (12.30 - 14.00)

In this engaging and interactive lunch session, you will meet a handful of inspiring and award-winning innovators from around Africa. Trailblazing entrepreneurs such as Omolabake Adenle, founder of AJA.LA Studios, and Dr. Dorothy Nakimbugwe, Professor in the Department of Food Technology & Nutrition at Makerere University & Founding Director for Nutreal Ltd., will present highlights of their work and provide valuable insights on the African innovation ecosystem. The ensuing discussion will focus on the core role played by intellectual property in African business and innovation and provide the opportunity to explore how intellectual property can add value to African innovative and creative resources.


Wolters Kluwer Breakfast Session during AIPPI

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (07:30 - 08:30)

Wolters Kluwer organizes the breakfast session ‘Genuine Use of Trademarks’

Moderator of the session will be Eléonore Gaspar, Partner at DTMV & Associés in Paris, France, and editor of the Book Genuine Use of Trademarks (AIPPI Law Series, 2018).

Panel members:

Alexander Von Mühlendahl
Attorney-at-Law at Bardehle Pagenberg in Munich, Germany

Paula Clancy
Founder and Managing Attorney Lawyer at Clancy in Ottawa, Canada

Stanley Lai
Head of Intellectual Property Practice at Allen & Gledhill in Singapore

Register now via www.kluwerlaw.com/aippi-2019/