AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle, in its French acronym) announced that it has made the difficult decision not to hold an in-person Congress in 2020. The next edition of the event, which will take place in Hangzhou, China, has been postponed to October 2021.
The decision was taken to ensure the safety of its members in times of the pandemic and changed the schedule of future events of the association: the 2022 congress will be held in San Francisco, in the United States; and that of 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey.
AIPPI informs that it has improved its digital platform and virtual communication channels. One of the measures is the holding of online seminars to share the work of the Standing Committees, and present part of the program initially planned for Hangzhou 2020, among other matters. The series began with a two-hour session under the leadership of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The association will soon release the full schedule of future webinars.
Other measures in the online area include a YouTube channel with access to past webinars, as well as other informative content, and a new document library with improved functionality scheduled for release in July.
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