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As the patent office for Europe, we support innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe through our commitment to high quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention.


Patent examiners work at the forefront of technology, dealing on a daily basis with the latest and most challenging technical innovations.


Published notice: Open invitation to tender no. 1774 (D - Munich)

Supply and installation of lighting adjustment system components for daylight-dependent lighting control

Published notice: Open invitation to tender no. 1752 (D - Munich)

Hygienic-technical treatment (cleaning, maintenance and disinfection) of the canteens, kitchens and cafeterias ( incl. preventive fire protection). Hygienic-technical treatment of the sanitary facilities.

Published notice: International open invitation to tender no. 1732

Purchase and delivery of stationery to the EPO’s sites The Hague, Munich and Berlin

Boards of appeal

Although part of the EPO, the boards of appeal are independent from the Office in their decisions and are bound only by the European Patent Convention. The boards deal with appeals relating to the granting of and opposition to European patents.

Annual reports and statistics

Read the latest facts, figures and statistics on European patents.

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