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Member states move forward on the Unitary Patent

The Select Committee responsible for supervising the EPO's activities with regard to the Unitary Patent reached agreement on the distribution of income generated by the payment of the uniform renewal fees by patent owners for maintaining their Unitary Patent.

Serbia celebrates 95 years of intellectual property protection

The EPO president congratulated the Serbian IP office on its anniversary and pointed out that the country enjoyed a long tradition of industrial property.

Statement of the President of the European Patent Office on the terrorist attacks in Paris

We express our deepest solidarity with the people of France and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the victims, their relatives and friends.

“Good IP information can drive innovation and the economy”

Patent information is far more than technical data, the EPO President told the EPO Patent Information Conference in Copenhagen today.

La recherche de brevets est désormais possible sur les appareils mobiles

Notre site Internet mobile m.epo.org permet désormais de rechercher des documents de brevets et des dossiers.

Entrée en vigueur de l’accord de validation avec la République de Moldavie

Les demandeurs peuvent donc désormais valider leurs demandes de brevet européen et leurs brevets européens en République de Moldavie. Une fois validés, ces brevets conféreront les mêmes droits et la même protection juridique que les brevets nationaux délivrés en République de Moldavie.

Pan-European Seal interns start at the EPO

The programme is a co-operation between the EPO, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and renowned European universities and educational institutions and offers young university graduates the possibility to gain valuable on-the-job multicultural professional work experience in the competitive world of IP

145e session du Conseil d'administration de l'Organisation européenne des brevets (Munich, les 14 et 15 octobre 2015)

Le Conseil d'administration de l'Organisation européenne des brevets a tenu sa 145e session à Munich les 14 et 15 octobre 2015, sous la présidence de M. Jesper Kongstad, Directeur général de l'Office danois des brevets.

30 ans de coopération Europe et Chine : les avancées en matière de propriété intellectuelle

Cette année, l’Office européen des brevets et l’Office d’Etat de la propriété intellectuelle de Chine (SIPO) célèbrent 30 ans de coopération bilatérale – un partenariat qui a eu un profond impact sur la propriété intellectuelle à l'échelle mondiale.

Les brevets européens pourront couvrir la République de Moldavie

L'accord de validation conclu en 2013 entre l'Office européen des brevets (OEB) et la République de Moldavie entrera en vigueur le 1er novembre 2015, permettant aux brevets européens de produire leurs effets juridiques en République de Moldavie.

L'OEB et IP Australie signent un protocole d'accord sur la coopération bilatérale

L'OEB a signé un protocole d'accord sur la coopération bilatérale avec l'Office australien des brevets (IP Australie).

EPO and USPTO renew their commitment to joint classification scheme

President Benoît Battistelli of the European Patent Office (EPO) and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, Michelle Lee renewed their commitment on the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding extending their cooperation to the future.

The EPO welcomes next step forward for the Unified Patent Court

Protocol puts practical arrangements into motion, including recruitment of judges

New guidelines for PCT procedure

The EPO has pre-published its “Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT Authority” online. They enter into force on 1 November.

L'OEB rend publiques les conditions d'emploi de son personnel

Cette initiative s'inscrit dans une démarche visant à rendre plus transparents le fonctionnement de l'OEB et son cadre règlementaire interne.

EPO to donate EUR 100 000 to help refugees in Munich

The donation will be made to the Save Me - eine Stadt sagt ja! campaign, a local initiative supported by the city of Munich and by UN Refugee Aid Germany, the fundraising partner of UNHCR-Germany. The money will go towards Save me's work in providing direct emergency assistance, and supporting permanent resettlement of the refugees, helping them to find housing, jobs and education.

EPO and Italy await introduction of EU unitary patent

President Benoît Battistelli met Italy’s Under Secretary of State Simona Vicari in Rome today.

EPO hosts major conference on unitary patent and unified patent court

The third event of its kind, the forum hosted key speakers and contributors who addressed an audience of over 250 attendees on subjects related to the continuing development of the unitary patent package.

EPO and IMPI agree on CPC introduction in Mexico

Meeting in Munich yesterday the heads of the EPO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to the introduction of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) by the IMPI.

EPO supports new platform on renewable energy innovation

Two million patents and 400 standards for renewable energy and carbon mitigation technologies now accessible via one easy-to-use platform


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