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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 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.


February 09, 2024

EPO fees will increase as of 1st April 2024

The Administrative Council (AC) of the European Patent Organisation decided, in their meeting on 14 December 2023, to revise the Rules relating to Fees with effect as of 1st April 2024.


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