As an exceptional measure for PATLIB2014, the EPO will cover the accommodation costs for the staff of PATLIB centres attending the conference, on the following basis:
Max. no. of nights: 3
Earliest permissible arrival date: 14 May 2014
Latest permissible departure date: 17 May 2014
The EPO will pay the hotel directly. As a consequence, no daily subsistence allowance will be available to travellers who normally receive a daily subsistence allowance as part of the EPO's co-operation roadmap.
The above conditions only apply to PATLIB and national patent offices staff staying at the Grand Cevahir Hotel, and are limited to one member of staff per PATLIB centre, plus two members of staff per national patent office.
Participants for whom the above conditions do not apply may book rooms at the Grand Cevahir Hotel through the EPO at a price of EUR 120/140 (single/double) per night, plus 8% VAT (breakfast included). PATLIB/NPO staff booking a double room will have to settle the difference of EUR 20 per night, plus 8% VAT with the hotel. Any conference delegates who have additional private stay outside the dates covered by these conditions must settle the costs incurred with the hotel.
If you wish to make changes to your hotel reservation please do not contact the hotel but the PATLIB team email@example.com - we will do these for you.
Travel expenses (flight or train tickets) will be supported under the rules of the co-operation roadmap and according to the eligibility status of the respective country. For more information on this with regard to your country, please contact your national patent office.