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21 January 2015 // World Congress

Cape Town World Congress
13-18 April 2015
"Adapt to Advance"

Congress Details

Join leading IP professionals, Commissioners and Presidents of leading IP Offices, as well as leaders of industry, including SMEs, to debate how IP and the IP profession should adapt in order to advance. Gain insight on what will be required to run a successful IP firm in a changing IP environment.

The following heads of leading IP Offices are expected to participate in the Congress; Mr Benoît Battistelli, President of the EPO; Mr Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO; Mr António Campinos, President of OHIM; Mr Hitoshi ITO, Commissioner of the JPO; The Commissioner or Deputy Commission of the Korean Intellectual Property Office. Confirmation is expected shortly from the USPTO, the Chinese Patent Office and IP India.

EPO President, Mr Benoit Battistelli and WIPO Director General Mr Francis Gurry will also participate in a plenary session on the most recent developments in the IP5, the Global Dossier and e-PCT.  Developments in these fora will no doubt affect how patent attorneys practice going forward.

For more information please visit the Cape Town Congress website

Or click here to register.

Attendance Criteria

Attendance at a FICPI World Congress is normally limited to members of the Federation.  FICPI urges that anyone wishing to attend the Congress, who is not a FICPI member, should apply for FICPI membership as soon as possible.

If you apply for FICPI membership now and meet the criteria for admission, you will be admitted as a member in time for the Congress.    

Please contact if you are interested in joining the Federation.


The organisers of the World Congress have made block bookings for the delegates at several hotels in the vicinity of the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  Special rates and booking conditions will be on offer to FICPI 2015 delegates booking their accommodation through the conference organisers.

You may download the hotel booking and accompanying credit card authorisation forms below:
FICPI World Congress - 13-18 April 2015
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