Study Questions



The substantive work of AIPPI involves the study of topical issues in IP and the development of resolutions that are debated, amended, and adopted at annual Congress meetings. Typically, there is a study question in at least each of the areas of Patents, Trademarks, Designs/Copyright, and IP Litigation.

The 2020 Congress will address issues of:

  • Inventorship of inventions made using artificial intelligence
  • Trademark descriptiveness as a defence
  • IP rights in data
  • Standing to litigate and effect on remedies

Copies of the Explanatory Notes outlining the above issues will be provided once available.

The resolutions adopted at earlier Congresses and all the summary reports, study guidelines, and national group reports are available from the AIPPI library here.