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epi Artists Exhibition 2024

epi Artist Exhibition

The epi warmly invites all creative epi members to participate in the virtual epi Artists Exhibition 2024.


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Current vacancies at the epi Secretariat in Munich

Current vacancies


epi Informationepi publishes a quarterly journal to inform the members of epi's current activities.

Current issue

Deadline for epi Information 1|2024: 19 February 2024



The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) came into existence pursuant to the European Patent Convention (EPC).


February 28, 2024

epi publishes its Position Paper on NGT Plant Patenting Proposal of the European Parliament

epi expresses significant concerns regarding the proposed exclusion of plants from patentability which was inserted by way of amendments into the pending proposal of Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques.


February 14, 2024

European Parliament votes for a Regulation on NGT plants supporting the ban on plant patents.

On February 7, 2024, the European Parliament voted in first reading on the draft Regulation for plants produced by certain New Genomic Techniques (NGT) and their food and feed.


Committee Elections 2023 - Results were validated by Council at the Council Meeting C96

Dear epi members,
Please be advised that the results of the election are available after login. The results of the general Committees Election have been validated by the Council at the Autumn Council C96 meeting on 11 November 2023.

Results Elections to Committees 2023