Member states’ video statements
From 16 signatory states of the European Patent Convention (EPC) in 1973, the European Patent Organisation has now grown to 39 member states, including all 27 EU member states plus countries such as Norway, Switzerland and Türkiye.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Convention, the European Patent Office gives the floor to the heads of the national IP offices in EPO member states. They share their insights into the importance of co-operation and some outstanding joint achievements, as well as their hopes for the next 50 years of sustainable, inclusive innovation fostered by the EPC. Watch the compilation or select a country to view each of the interviews in full