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8 June 2015 // President's Report // Cape Town Resolutions

President's Report Delivered to the Cape Town ExCo

At the commencement of the Cape Town ExCo, Bastiaan Koster, President of FICPI, delivered his report on the activities of FICPI since the last Executive Committee meeting, and on the activities with which the Bureau was dealing.  Bastiaan updated the ExCo on past and planned official visits, including the upcoming visits to the USPTO and Asian patent offices, and discussed the financial issues affecting a few national groups. To read Bastiaan's report, please click here.

Resolutions Passed in Cape Town

Five new resolutions were passed during the Executive Committee meeting held in Cape Town, April 2015.  They are:
  • Follow-on patents in the pharmaceutical area
  • Information disclosure requirements from Patent Offices
  • Office Cooperation and User Input
  • Urgent need for legislation for Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) for Unitary Patents (UP-SPCs)
  • Patent Figures in Colour
All five resolutions are available in English, French, German and Arabic. 

These resolutions, together with those passed at previous Executive Committee meetings, may be found in the FICPI Library.
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