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 2021 Congress will address issues of:

  • Inventiveness and sufficiency of disclosure in AI inventions
  • Registrability of trademarks against public order or morality
  • Industrial designs and the role of prior art
  • Reasonable awareness in compensation for infringement of IP

Copies of the Explanatory Notes outlining the above issues will be provided once available.
The 2020 Congress was originally scheduled for Hangzhou but was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Congress has concluded with the adoption of four resolutions. Copies of the resolutions are available at the following links:

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