2021 AIPPI World Congress Online

Thank you

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this such a big success! From moderators to sponsors, speakers to media partners, and most especially the attendees – we appreciate all you did! Thanks also to those who work behind the scenes to make sure the Congress runs smoothly.


We will leave some information on this page for reference purposes – and we hope to see you in San Francisco in 2022!



Congress highlights in 2021 included

  • Official Congress spread over 6 days, starting from mid-morning to early evening, European time. This allows attendees from Asia, Oceania as well as the Americas to join at times.
  • Plenary sessions on the famous AIPPI Study Questions
  • The AIPPI Cafe – virtual roundtables on a variety of hot topics
  • Unique events like Women in AIPPI and the AIPPI Young Members Forum in the week before the official Congress programme
  • And much much more!!!

Final Programme

Media Partners

AIPPI was pleased to have several leading media companies partnering up for this event.

If you are interested in exploring this option for 2022, please contact publications@aippi.org for more information.



AIPPI Essay Prize 2021

About the competition

The AIPPI Essay Prize is intended to encourage the art of essay writing on Intellectual Property and related topics. It was first launched in 2020.

The 2021 competition was open to AIPPI members and students of IP and involved writing a 2,500 – 3,000 word essay or filming a video on a certain IP-related topic.

This year’s winner

During the Grand Finale at the 2021 AIPPI World Congress Online, the AIPPI President, Luiz Henrique do Amaral announced Barbara Bruni (USA) as the winner of the AIPPI competition for her essay on Moral Rights and the Spirit of Creativity: A Comparison Between Common Law and Civil Law Through Photographic Works. Her essay provides a comparison between US, Italian and German law on copyright on photography. The comparison between several laws is the DNA of AIPPI.

In addition to enjoying free registration at the Congress, Barbara received a certificate to mark her achievement. Her essay will also be published on this page post-Congress.

No other prizes were awarded by the 2021 judging panel, all members of AIPPI Committees who are selected by the respective AIPPI Committee Chairperson.

Congratulations to Barbara and thank you to everyone who took the time to enter.

The winning entries can be read here.

AIPPI Essay Prize 2020

The subject of the 2020 AIPPI Essay Prize was: ‘COVID-19 and its impact on the world of IP’.

A handpicked team of six judges with a broad range of experience in IP adjudicated on the entries received. All of the essays were anonymized prior to judging to reduce any possible bias.

After several rounds of judging, the following entries were deemed to be the winners, based on a pre-arranged series of criteria. Luiz Henrique do Amaral made the official announcement at the Grand Finale of the 2020 AIPPI World Congress Online.

Our congratulations to the three winners!

1st Prize – The winning entries can be read here.

Leticia Caminero – Washington DC, USA

2nd Prize – The winning entries can be read here.

Rebecca Hentrich – Ulm, Germany

AIPPI Student Prize – The winning entries can be read here.

University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain