Useful information

Forum and seminar venue

Palais Niederösterreich
Herrengasse 13
1010 Vienna

Pre-conference workshop venue

European Patent Office
Rennweg 12
1030 Vienna
Tel.:         (+ 43 1) 52126 4545

Registration fee

EUR 575

This fee covers participation in the East meets West forum on 19/20 April 2018, the catering during the event and the evening event on the first day for one participant.

Seminar fee

An additional fee applies for the seminars which will be offered in the run-up to the forum in the morning of 19 April 2018. These can be booked individually.

Patent information from the ARABPAT member states from 10.00 to 11.00 hrs, additional fee: EUR 70

Understanding patent data from Iran, from 11.30 to 12.30 hrs, additional fee: EUR 70

Accessing Asian trade mark information, from 10.00 - 12.00 hrs, additional fee: EUR 130

Registration deadline

Registration has been closed.

Registration desk opening times:

Pre-conference workshop

at the EPO Vienna

15.30 hrs


18 April 2018

Pre-conference seminars

at Palais Niederösterreich

09.00 hrs

19 April 2018

East meets West forum

at Palais Niederösterreich

13.00 hrs


19 April 2018

Registration is obligatory. You will be given your name badge at the registration desk.

Access for people with disabilities

The EPO tries to make all its buildings and events as accessible as possible to people with disabilities. Please inform us in advance ( about your request and we will suggest how to proceed.

Event language



We support the EPO's environmental policy, therefore, we no longer provide the presentations in paper format. All presentations will be made available on the EPO's East meets West forum webpage after the event.


On Thursday, 19 April 2018, coffee will be provided in the afternoon and on Friday, 20 April 2018, breakfast and a buffet lunch will be offered at Palais Niederösterreich. The poster session will be open during all these breaks. 

Evening event on Thursday, 19 April 2018

You will have another opportunity to meet our experts and share experiences with other forum participants over dinner during an evening event at the vineyard Melkerhof ( in Gumpoldskirchen near Vienna. The evening event will start at around 19.00 hrs.


Please note that this year, we did not negotiate any special hotel rates for this event. We can recommend the following hotels which are located very close to the EPO sub-office at Rennweg.

Alternatively, there are plenty of hotels in the centre of Vienna, some within walking distance from the conference venue (Palais Niederösterreich) or within a short ride by public transport (nearest underground station: Herrengasse).

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