March 11, 2016, “Vakhnina&Partners” took part in the very first seminar in Russia of international organization FICPI, IP Seminar FICPI Russia. Seminar was held in the hotel Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya.
The seminar’s main topic was organization of Russian FICPI group and participation of Russian Patent Attorneys in FICPI practical activities. Patent attorneys of Germany, UK, Israel and France, members of International Group of FICPI (www.ficpi.org) also joined the seminar.
In addition, the seminar schedule also included aspects of conducting in Russia first international Open Forum FICPI, planned for October 2016, Saint-Petersburg. Patent attorneys representing the majority of all countries and regions plan to take part in the FICPI Open Forum.
FICPI (Fédération Internacionale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle) is unique, being the only international NGO whose membership consists exclusively of IP attorneys in private practice. FICPI represents an important constituency within the international IP system.
Founded over 100 years ago, in 1906, FICPI now has more than 5,000 members in more than 80 countries on six continents. FICPI members represent their clients in patent, trade mark and design matters, and related forms of IP, at the national, regional and international levels.
FICPI offers well balanced opinions with regard to newly proposed international, regional or national legislation or practice guidelines on the basis of a wide range of different kinds of client knowledge, experience and business needs of the IP system.