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20.11.2020
Dialogue with our US applicants: annual meeting of the US Bar-EPO Liaison Council

The 36th annual meeting of the US Bar-EPO Liaison Council took place yesterday (19 November), held for the first time as a virtual event.

19.11.2020
Users and EPO working to finalise Guidelines

20th SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines evaluated about 100 comments

 
18.11.2020
EPO congratulates Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia on its 100th anniversary

The Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia celebrated its centenary on 17 November 2020. To mark the occasion, the Serbian IPO hosted a special virtual conference on intellectual property which was attended by representatives from the areas of politics and IP.

 
18.11.2020
EPO partners with myAbility Talent Programme for second year running

As part of the European Patent Office’s continuous efforts to attract and develop new talent, our job shadowing day took place on Tuesday 17 November.

 
16.11.2020
EPO and LESI strengthen their co-operation

Following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding last year between the EPO and Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), EPO President António Campinos and LESI President Audrey Yap signed the first joint work plan for 2020-21 during a video conference on 16 November.

 
10.11.2020
Opposition hearings by VICO – changes in 2021

The European Patent Office (EPO) is announcing today further measures to improve access to justice in relation to opposition hearings held by videoconference (VICO), in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which imposes restrictions on travel and health risks for all in-person meetings.

 
5.11.2020
First digital EPO Patent Information Conference marks start of a new era in patent knowledge

The 30th annual EPO Patent Information Conference concluded yesterday, marking the first time in the event's history that it was hosted online.

 
4.11.2020
EPO steps up co-operation with Colombia

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by EPO President António Campinos and Colombia's Superintendent of Industry and Commerce Andrés Barreto during a virtual meeting yesterday.

 
2.11.2020
Five years of European patents validated in Moldova

This week marks five years since the entry into force of a validation agreement between the European Patent Organisation and the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI).

30.10.2020
EPO and KIPO heads of office strengthen ties, renew MoU

EPO President António Campinos held his first meeting with Kim Yong Rae, the new Commissioner of the Korean Intellectual Property Office, on Friday, 30 October 2020

 
23.10.2020
Meeting of the SACEPO Working Party on Rules

As part of continued efforts to consult, inform and engage its users, the EPO recently hosted a videoconference with the Standing Advisory Committee (SACEPO) Working Party on Rules.

20.10.2020
Joint communiqué - EPO-CNIPA pilot starts on 01 December, 2020

Chinese patent applicants will be able to designate EPO as ISA, giving them an additional option for their international search

 
8.10.2020
EPO-USPTO co-operation to support innovators

EPO President António Campinos met with Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Andrei Iancu.

8.10.2020
EPO celebrates Just Peace Month in The Hague

This year, the EPO is a partner for the first time of Just Peace Month, organised by the city of The Hague.

 
1.10.2020
EPO and IEA team up to shed light on trends in sustainable energy technologies

The EPO and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral co-operation with the aim of promoting innovation in sustainable energy technologies.

1.10.2020
Strengthening ties with the Japan Patent Office

EPO President António Campinos met with the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO), Toshihide Kasutani, who took office on 20 July 2020.

 
28.9.2020
EPO marks EMAS 25th anniversary

The Office today celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).

 
28.9.2020
Introducing Inventors Revisited, the new EPO video and podcast series

The Office today has published Inventors Revisited, a new video and podcast series in which the EPO reconnects with former finalists and winners of the European Inventor Award.

 
22.9.2020
EPO-IEA study: rapid rise in battery innovation playing key role in clean energy transition

Improving the capacity to store electricity is playing a key role in the transition to clean energy technologies.

 
14.9.2020
Testing Zoom as a second platform for oral proceedings in opposition

From 14 September oral proceedings by videoconference involving multiple opponents and/or requiring simultaneous interpretation will be tested on the Zoom platform.

 

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