The EPO's Strategic Plan will outline our vision for the Office and its implementation will ensure that we continue to provide high-quality patent services that encourage innovation and contribute to growth. The EPO operates in a collaborative environment and thus we invite you to share your views on our future priorities.
The public consultation on the EPO's Strategic Plan is focussed on three topics. If you would like to submit your input on some or all of the topics listed below, download the template, comment in the fields provided, and e-mail the completed document
This consultation will run from 23 January – 15 March 2019.
Input received on or before 15 March 2019 will be reviewed and considered for the final proposal of the EPO Strategic Plan.
We may publish contributions from the stakeholders on our website provided we have received their permission.
The proposal elaborated following the consultation will be submitted to the Administrative Council for adoption in June 2019.
Subsequently, the approved version will be published on our website.
This public consultation invites comments from people or stakeholders who are interested in the EPO's Strategic Plan.
Subject to your permission, we may publish contributions on our website.
Contributions that infringe the "Terms and conditions of use for the website" (and in particular Article 9 thereof) or the following conditions will not be considered for publication:
The European Patent Office (EPO) is committed to protecting your privacy and the personal data you provide as part of our consultation. We will process personal data that you provide in accordance with our Data Protection Guidelines, which aim to ensure best practice when handling users' personal data.
If you participate in our public consultation, we will collect your first name, last name and email address.
Within the framework of its activities under the European Patent Convention, the Organisation is committed to improving continuously its services to the users of the European patent system. Consulting the public on the future EPO strategy is part of this continuous effort and the personal data collected on this occasion will help the Organisation to better serve the community of users
The department responsible for managing this data will be External Communication. You can contact them by emailing email@example.com.
Yes. You can contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will not share your personal data with anyone outside the EPO.
No, we will not use the personal data you provide for automated decision-making, including profiling.
We will delete or anonymise your personal data as soon as we no longer need it to conduct the consultation, unless we are under a legal obligation to further process or to store it.
To exercise any of your rights, all you have to do is write to us at email@example.com.