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The European Patent

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Composition

The Administrative Council was set up under Article 4, paragraph 2(b), EPC. Detailed provisions relating to the Council can be found in Articles 26 to 36 EPC.

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Chairman
Jesper KONGSTAD, Director General, Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DK)

Deputy Chairman
Miklós BENDZSEL, President, Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HU)

Honorary Chairman

Roland GROSSENBACHER, Direktor, Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum (CH) 

Participants

1. Representatives of the member states
2. President of the Office supported by EPO staff
3. Board of Auditors (members: Frédéric ANGERMANN (FR), Ola HOLLUM (NO) and Hannes SCHUH (AT))
4. Staff Committee

Observers

Observer states:
- Bosnia and Herzegowina (BA)
- Montenegro (ME)

Intergovernmental organisations:
- European Union (EU), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), Nordic Patent Institute (NPI)

Non-governmental organisations:
- Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), BUSINESSEUROPE

Secretary

Yves GRANDJEAN, Director, Council Secretariat
e-mail: council_secretary@epo.org

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