People who have made particularly noteworthy contributions to AIPPI or to its objectives may receive one of three special awards. They can be appointed a President or Member of Honour, or granted an AIPPI Award of Merit.
Presidents of Honour are Members of Honour who are exceptionally distinguished in the field of intellectual property and have given exceptional service to AIPPI.
Members of Honour are people who have displayed outstanding merit in promoting the objects of the association.
The AIPPI Award of Merit is granted to AIPPI members who have distinguished themselves in an outstanding way:
(a) in connection with the international activities of AIPPI, and in particular as Officers of AIPPI Committees or as Representatives of AIPPI
(b) in a long-term leadership function in a National or Regional Group of AIPPI as organizers of international events
(c) other unique contributions to the fulfilment of the aims of the Association
In exceptional cases, non-members may be honoured by an Award of Merit for bringing extraordinary benefit to the Association.