Anne Marie Verschuur has been appointed as Member of Honour of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) during its World Congress in Istanbul. She served for many years in the international board of AIPPI, including as Reporter General. Anne Marie was furthermore recently appointed as President of the Dutch group of AIPPI (the Dutch Association for Intellectual Property) as per the end of this year.
Anne Marie states, "I am truly honoured to be appointed as a Member of Honour, and I look forward to contribute to the continued success of this non-profit association."
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), is the world’s leading non-profit association dedicated to the development and improvement of laws for the protection of intellectual property. It is a politically neutral, non-profit organisation, based in Switzerland with over 8000 members worldwide from over 110 countries.
AIPPI’s objective is to improve and promote the protection of intellectual property on both international and national bases. It pursues this objective by working for the development, expansion and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements and national laws relating to intellectual property. It operates by conducting studies of existing national laws and proposes measures to achieve harmonisation of these laws on an international basis. Where appropriate, AIPPI intervenes with submissions before major courts and legislative bodies to advocate for strengthened IP protection.