Dr. Alexey Vakhnin, Russian Patent and Trademark Attorney, Eurasian Patent Attorney, became a member of honorable International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI, Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle), at the Russian Section FICPI Russia.
Being a Patent and Trademark Attorney of Russian Federation, Eurasian Patent Attorney, Dr. Vakhnin has also a degree of MD PhD and education in medicine and biochemistry.
Dr. Alexey Vakhnin leads an active work in IP Community, being a member of Geographical Indications Committees in several International IP Organizations (INTA, ECTA etc.), and as member of Membership & Disciplinary Committee of ECTA and being a Vice-President of the Chamber of Trademark and Patent Attorneys of Russian Federation (Disciplinary and Ethics Committee), is deeply involved in supporting ethical principles and code of conduct in IP Community.
We congratulate Alexey with this important acknowledgement and with becoming a member of FICPI!
Brief information about FICPI
FICPI is unique, being the only international non-government organization, whose membership consists exclusively of IP attorneys in private practice. FICPI thus represents an important constituency within the international IP system.
Some key facts:
Founded over 100 years ago, in 1906, FICPI now has more than 5,000 members in more than 80 countries on six continents.
Before being admitted, an applicant for membership of FICPI must satisfy prescribed criteria as to their character, experience and international reputation.
FICPI members represent their clients in patent, trade mark and design matters, and related forms of IP, at the national, regional and international levels.
Clients of FICPI members range from individuals and SMEs to multi-national industries, as well as universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations and other institutions, who are applicants and non-applicants alike.
FICPI members have assisted in the drafting of IP laws and treaties.
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.
FICPI aims to enhance international cooperation within the profession of IP attorneys in private practice and to promote the training and continuing education of its members and others interested in IP protection.
Not only is FICPI interested in the improvement of the laws and treaties that are the foundation of the IP system, but by virtue of the exclusive membership, FICPI is also the only professional body that truly represents independent IP attorneys at the international level.
FICPI ensures that the views of the profession are heard and supports a network of highly skilled and experienced professionals of good standing that clients and the IP system require.