Principles & strategy

Mission, vision, values & corporate policy

As the patent office for Europe, we are proud to deliver high-quality patents and efficient services that foster innovation, competitiveness and economic growth.

Our strategy

The EPO's Strategic Plan outlines our vision for the coming years until 2023 and is complemented by our "Towards a New Normal" orientation paper.

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Social responsibility

At the EPO, we recognise that we are part of a wider community and take our responsibility for the environment and the cities we work in seriously.

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Data protection & privacy

The EPO is committed to ensuring respect for the fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data processed by it when performing its tasks and providing its services.

Service Regulations

The Service Regulations define the working conditions and terms of employment of our staff.

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