Contact

For more information about the European Patent Organisation, please contact:

council@epo.org.

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European Patent Organisation

European patent organisation (JPG)

The European Patent Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation that was set up on 7 October 1977 on the basis of the European Patent Convention (EPC) signed in Munich in 1973. It has two bodies, the European Patent Office and the Administrative Council, which supervises the Office's activities.

Communiqués

Reports on recent meetings

Documentation

Access the publicly available Council documents

Administrative Council documents

Calendar

Schedule of meetings of the Council and its bodies

Member states

The Organisation currently has 38 member states.

Budget and Finance Committee

The BFC is composed of the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary, member states of the EPC, the European Patent Office and observers.

Legal foundations

The European Patent Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation that was set up in 1977 on the basis of the European Patent Convention.

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