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.

Users and EPO working to finalise Guidelines

20th SACEPO Working Party on Guidelines evaluated about 100 comments

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

EPO marks EMAS 25th anniversary

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

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.

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.

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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