29 October 2021
In keeping with the latest remote-working culture, the Office has now enabled the production of EPO badges for professional representatives by pre-arranged video call. During the call the professional representative will need to show their passport or national ID card. The badge will then be produced and sent by mail to them. The EPO badge enables professional representatives to identify themselves in oral proceedings and consultations (by videoconference or on site) and to access EPO premises, e.g. rooms for oral proceedings, as well as the canteens and coffee bars.
Previously the only way for professional representatives to collect their EPO badge was in person.
More details are set out in the Notice from the EPO dated 22 October 2021 concerning the issuing of EPO badges for professional representatives.