The Academy strives to enhance the network established (by the EPO) comprising of international and national institutions and organisations as well as of universities, research and training institutions and practitioners in the field of intellectual property.

Together with experts and specialists from the EPO and the national offices of the contracting states to the European Patent Convention, this network of partners generates synergies and enhances the effectiveness of training courses, designed to meet the specific needs of the trainees. In particular, the Academy co-operates with the:

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), Alicante

European Commission, Brussels

The IPR Helpdesk, Luxembourg

Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO (epi), Munich

Centre for International Industrial Property Studies at the Robert Schuman University (CEIPI), Strasbourg

Institut Européen Entreprise et Propriété Intellectuelle (IEEPI), Strasbourg

Business Europe

Enterprise Europe Network

European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN)  


European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network (EIPTN)

European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP)

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