Valea in Brazil for AIPPI World Congress

Our Senior Partner, Andrew Hammond, has recently returned from Rio de Janeiro after having attended the AIPPI 2015 World Congress. “With over one thousand delegates, this Congress provides an excellent forum in which to nurture our relations with our foreign associates and to foster new relations”, explains Andrew . As well as offering extensive networking opportunities, the Congress also held several interesting workshops and panel sessions, with topics such as post grant oppositions and industrial designs being discussed from a broad international perspective. The Congress was not all work, however! “The Organizing Committee did a great job in exposing us to Brazilian culture – everything from Samba dancing to a visit to the Maracana football stadium was laid on for us! Rio de Janeiro is a fascinating city and I will be following next year’s Olympic Games which are being held there with extra interest!”.

Next year’s AIPPI Congress will be held in Milan, Italy, between 16 and 22 September.