IPAA Establishment and Ethical Focus
The Intellectual Property Association of Israel (IPAA) was established in 1994 with the primary aim of uniting licensed Patent Attorneys who voluntarily joined the association. Their main objective was to foster collaborative professional growth and to keep members updated on the latest developments and changes in the field, all while maintaining and elevating the status of the profession. Early priorities included updating ethical standards, addressing contentious issues like patent application authorship, payment in equity, and charging Value Added Tax from foreign clients. Their commitment to professionalism and ethical guidelines remains a cornerstone of the IPAA’s mission.