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16.4.2014
EU survey on IPR enforcement and protection

The European Union's Observatory on Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights has launched a survey on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries.

13.3.2014
Training Centre for European patent judges opened in Budapest

A dedicated Training Centre for the Unified Patent Court was officially opened today in Budapest. The centre will function as a coordinating office for the training of judges and candidate judges of the new court system which, together with the unitary patent, is expected to start operating in 2015.

6.3.2014
Anmeldungen beim EPA erreichen neuen Spitzenwert

Die Patentanmeldungen beim Europäischen Patentamt (EPA) haben mit 266 000 im vergangen Jahr eine neue Rekordmarke erreicht, 2,8% mehr als im Vorjahr.

 
4.3.2014
Boost for businesses and inventors as EPO and UK sign co-operation plan

The EPO signed a co-operation agreement today with the UK Intellectual Property Office aimed at helping both offices deliver high-quality and timely services to businesses and inventors.

27.2.2014
ASEAN member states’ IP offices and the EPO strengthen co-operation on patents

Mr. Battistelli noted the growing economic significance of the Southeast Asian region and welcomed this new regional co-operation framework as a contribution to further consolidating the development of innovation and the knowledge-based society among the Members States of ASEAN.

 
27.2.2014
Symposium on Article 123(2) EPC

Twenty-five senior patent professionals from Europe, Japan and the USA took the opportunity to share experiences with EPO examiners, lawyers and procedural experts in an effort to enhance understanding of how examiners apply Art. 123(2) EPC, and raise awareness among examiners of the problems encountered by users.

 
3.2.2014
Europe and Mexico intensify co-operation on patents

Meeting in Mexico City the heads of the EPO and IMPI agreed to enhance their co-operation on patents in an effort to support innovation in both regions.

16.1.2014
Mehr als 265 000 Patentanmeldungen im Jahr 2013

Das ist ein Plus von 2,8% gegenüber 2012 (257 700 Anmeldungen) und damit ein neuer Allzeithöchststand. Nach einem aufwendigen Recherchen- und Prüfungsverfahren hat das EPA im letzten Jahr 66 700 Patente erteilt, 1,7 % mehr als 2012 (65 600).

18.12.2013
6th meeting of the Select Committee of the Administrative Council

The Select Committee of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation held its sixth meeting in Munich on 10 and 11 December 2013.

17.12.2013
Patent Translate: Übersetzungsdienst komplett

Ein Jahr früher als geplant deckt der Dienst 32 Sprachen ab, darunter die Landessprachen aller EPO-Mitgliedstaaten sowie die wichtigsten asiatischen Sprachen

9.12.2013
ESAB holds workshop on the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court

The EPO's Economic and Scientific Advisory Board (ESAB) brought together some 60 international patent experts at the EPO headquarters in Munich last week for a two-day workshop dedicated to the economic effects of the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court.

29.11.2013
7th EPO-SIPO meeting of heads brings offices even closer together

Meeting in Beijing this week, the heads of the EPO and SIPO renewed their commitment to supporting innovation globally, signing two major agreements.

IP5-Ämter verzeichnen Anstieg der Anmeldezahlen um 11 % für 2012

EPA, JPO, KIPO, SIPO und USPTO haben ihren gemeinsamen Statistikbericht für 2012 veröffentlicht

20.11.2013
EU officials attend EPO-OHIM seminar in Brussels

The seminar, which took place in Brussels on 13 and 14 November 2013, was the second in a series of inter-institutional training initiatives, launched last year by the European Patent Academy together with the OHIM Academy, targeting key players in public institutions across Europe.

22.10.2013
Co-operation with San Marino on national searches

The EPO has signed an agreement with the Republic of San Marino on national patent searches, which is aimed at fostering innovation and improving the environment for business.

 
21.10.2013
Simplifying access to patent protection in Moldova

The EPO has signed a validation agreement with the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI), which will allow European patent applications and patents to take legal effect in Moldova.

18.10.2013
Revision of the requirements for the filing of divisional applications (amendment of Rules 36, 38, and 135 EPC)

The Administrative Council has adopted in its meeting of October an amendment of the provisions of the European Patent Convention dealing with the requirements for the filing of divisional applications, namely Rules 36, 38, and 135.

17.10.2013
Symposium zum 40-jährigen Bestehen des EPÜ

Europas IP-Fachwelt kam heute anlässlich des 40. Jahrestags der Unterzeichnung des Europäischen Patentübereinkommens am Hauptsitz des EPA in München zu einem Symposium zusammen.

 
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