Questions Archive

Questions debated in Rio 2015

Q244 - Inventorship of multinational inventions (Working Guidelines)

Q245 - Taking unfair advantage of trademarks: parasitism and free-riding (Working Guidelines)

Q246 - Exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and educational and research institutions (Working Guidelines)

Q247 - Trade secrets: overlap with restraint of trade, enforcement aspects (Working Guidelines)

You can find the summary and national reports as well as the resolutions here.

Questions debated in Toronto 2014

Q228 - Special Committee Patents "Prior User Rights" - Questionnaire / Report

Explanatory Notes - here

Q241 - IP licensing and insolvency / Working Guidelines / Report

Q240 - Exhaustion issues in copyright law / Working Guidelines / Report

Q239 - The basic mark requirement under the Madrid System / Working Guidelines / Report

Q238 - Second medical use or indication claims / Working Guidelines / Report

 

Questions debated in Helsinki 2013

Q233 - Grace period for patents / Working Guidelines / Report Switzerland

Q234 - Relevant public for determining the degree of recognition of famous marks, well-known marks and marks with reputation / Working Guidelines / Report Switzerland

Q235 - Term of copyright protection / Working Guidelines / Report Switzerland

Q236 - Relief in IP proceedings other than injunctions or damages / Working Guidelines / Report Switzerland

 

Questions that were debated in Seoul 2012 

Q229 Use of prosecution history in post-grant proceedings, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Resolution English German French

Q230 Infringement of trademarks by goods in transit, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group/ Resolution English German French

Q231 The interplay between design and copyright protection for industrial products, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Resolution English German French

Q232 The relevance of traditional knowledge to intellectual property law, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group/ Resolution English German French

 

Questions that were debated in Hyderabad 2011

Q216B  Exceptions to copyright protection and the permitted uses of copyright works in the hi-tech and digital sectors (Continuation of the work in Paris 2010), working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English German French

Q217  the patentability criterion of inventive step / non-obviousness, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English German French

Q218  The requirement of genuine use of trademarks for maintaining protection, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English German French

Q219  Injunctions in cases of infringement of IPRs, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English German French

 

Questions that were debated in Paris 2010

Explanatory notes on the working questions for 2010

Q204P Liability for contributory infringement of IPRs - certain aspects of patent infringment (Continuation of the work in Boston 2008), working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English Deutsch Français

Q213 The role of the skilled person in the context of the inventive step requirement regarding validity and infringement in patent law, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English Deutsch Français

Q214 Protection against the dilution of a trademark, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English Deutsch Français

Q215 Protection of trade secrets through IPR and unfair competition law, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English Deutsch Français

Q216 Exceptions to copyright protection and the permitted uses of copyright works in the hi-tech and digital sectors, working guidelines / Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English Deutsch Français

 

Questions that were debated in Buenos Aires 2009

Q194 The Impact of Co-Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their Exploitation (Continuation of the work in Singapore 2007) Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English Deutsch Français

Q208 Border measures and other Means of Customs Intervention against Infringers
Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English Deutsch Français

Q209 Selection Inventions - the Inventive Step Requirement, other Patentability Criteria and Scope of Protection
Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English Deutsch Français

Q210 The Protection of Major Sports Events and associated commercial activities through Trademarks and other IPR
Report of the Swiss Group / Summary Report / Resolution English Deutsch Français

 

Former Questions

Check out AIPPI International's website (www.aippi.org, link) for the Questionnaires, Reports and Resolutions on the following recent Questions:

Q205 Exhaustion of IPRs in cases of recycling or repair of goods.

Q204 Liability for contributory infringement.

Q203 Damages for infringement, counterfeiting and piracy of trademarks.

Q202 The impact of public health issues on exclusive patent rights.

Q195: Limitations of the Trademark Protection.

Q194: The impact of co-ownership of Intellectual Property Rights on their exploitation.

Q193: Divisional, Continuation and Continuation in Part Applications.

Q192: Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights

Q191: Relationship between trademarks and geographical indications

Q190: Contracts regarding Intellectual Property Rights

Q189: Amendment of patent claims after grant

Q188: Conflicts between Trademark protection and freedom of expression

Q187: Limitations on exclusive IP rights by competition law

Q186: Punitive damages as a contentious issue of IP rights

Q183: Employers' Rights to Intellectual Property

Q182: Database Protection at National and International Level