The leading edge of AIPPI’s work and effectiveness is identifying and implementing positive changes in relation to IP and its application, globally. This History by Michael Dowling reveals and records AIPPI’s outstanding contributions (mainly but not only by Q199) in advancing the law on the protection of IP professional advice from forcible disclosure. You can go directly to the History at the bottom of this page. It starts from AIPPI’s Resolution Q163 in 2003 which was, in effect, that the protection from forcible disclosure of IP professional advice to clients of IP patent and trade marks attorneys, should be equal to the protection of their professional advice from patent and trade marks lawyers. The History traverses the substantial activities of AIPPI and WIPO from 2003 and it ends as at 31 December, 2019. Based on the work done by AIPPI and WIPO in relation to the protection over 17 years, the Project is continuing mainly now in support of Group B+ nations considering a multilateral agreement on the protection to apply across borders.
The History deals with what AIPPI did in effecting these advances including by the efforts of numerous members of AIPPI who have been involved in the Project. It describes the law involved, the events which occurred, the involvement of other IP NGO’s with AIPPI, WIPO and governments, the decisions made by all the foregoing, and the outcomes of their efforts. It reflects the complexities of making changes in IP law, globally. The History comprises 150 pages and it has 140 Attachments.
AIPPI and its National Groups have many achievements in this Project which are reported by and recorded in, the History. In terms of AIPPI’S leading edge referred to above, where has the law relating to the protection, been changed? With the assistance of WIPO, and related IP NGOs including FICPI and AIPLA, AIPPI has influenced changes in the law relating to the protection in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the USA. That is 10 in all comprising 4 common law and 6 civil law countries, and the Project goes on.
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Diarmuid De Faoite Michael Dowling
AIPPI – Communications Manager. AIPPI – Member of Honour.