2023 AIPPI World Congress

Pulungan Wiston & Partners at 2023 AIPPI World Congress in Istanbul

The 2023 AIPPI World Congress on 22nd-25th October 2023 in Istanbul ended with a spectacular success Our firm, Pulungan Wiston & Partners has been fortunate to be able to participate in the 2023 AIPPI World Congress despite our busy schedule.

This is an IP Professional forum where we can:

  • Learn from leading experts in the field of IP law: The Congress features a variety of sessions with speakers who are at the top of their field. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and developments in IP law and gain insights from experienced practitioners.
  • Network with other IP professionals: The Congress is a great opportunity to meet and network with other IP professionals from around the world. This is a valuable opportunity to learn from others, share ideas, and build relationships.
  • Experience the vibrant city of Istanbul: Istanbul is a beautiful and historic city with something to offer everyone. In addition to the Congress events, participants can explore the city’s many attractions and historical and beautiful places.

The 2023 AIPPI World Congress in Istanbul is an unforgettable experience for many IP Professionals around the world as it is for us.

What is AIPPI?

If you are not familiar with AIPPI and AIPPI World Congress, it is the world’s leading not-for-profit association dedicated to the development and improvement of laws for the protection of intellectual property. It is a politically neutral, non-profit organisation, based in Switzerland with about 8000 members worldwide from more than 131 countries.

In French, AIPPI stands for Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle, or in English, The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as AIPPI.

As reflected in their website (https://aippi.org), AIPPI’s main objective is to improve and promote the protection of intellectual property on both international and national bases by working for the development, expansion and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements and national laws relating to intellectual property.

AIPPI is an organisation which has been shaping IP for over 120 years.

AIPPI is conducting studies of existing national laws and proposes measures to achieve harmonization of these laws on an international basis. Where appropriate, AIPPI intervenes with submissions before major courts and legislative bodies to advocate for strengthened IP protection.

Members of AIPPI are individuals interested in intellectual property protection on a national or international level.

They include lawyers, patent attorneys, patent agents and trademark agents, as well as judges, scientists and engineers. They also include corporations.

If you are interested in joining AIPPI, you may check their website at https://aippi.org/join-now/

AIPPI Meetings

AIPPI World Congress is held annually in September or October. It is open to all members with accompanying persons. 

In this AIPPI World Congress meeting, pending Study Questions concerning international law are discussed and decisions are taken on a consensual basis. The Executive Committee convenes at each Congress. The Council of Presidents also meets annually during each Congress.

The primary purpose of AIPPI World Congress is to undertake studies of IP laws. This attracts to AIPPI’s meetings leading practitioners, corporations, academics and other parties interested in IP from all over the world. Naturally, these meetings, at which issues are discussed and worked on in small groups and in plenary sessions, interspersed with social functions, provide an excellent opportunity for members to meet and build personal and professional relationships.

The next 2024 AIPPI World Congress is scheduled to be held from 19th to 22nd October 2024 in Hangzhou, China. Mark your calendar and be sure to meet us there!

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